Use ONLY when (1) naming major works or (2) using foreign-language phrases.

  1. Virgil wrote The Aeneid.
  2. Sufjan Stevens’ album Illinois includes the track “Chicago.” (NOTE: Minor works are titled inside quotes.)
  3. The loudmouth will yammer on ad infinitum. (NOTE: Common foreign-language phrases such as “status quo” and “chile con carne” do NOT need italics.)

Chicago 8.178, 7.51