The title of source is the second core element in the Works Cited entry and it is required for every work you cite. In general, the title of a work is taken from the title page of the publication (MLA 5.24).
Hill, Aaron. A Full and Just Account of the Present State of the Ottoman Empire in All Its Branches: With the Government, and Policy, Religion, Customs, and Way of Living of the Turks, in General. Faithfully Related from a Serious Observation, Taken in Many Years Travels Thro’ Those Countries. 2nd ed.,London, J. Mayo, 1710.
can be shorten to
Hill, Aaron. A Full and Just Account of the Present State of the Ottoman Empire in All Its Branches: With the Government, and Policy, Religion, Customs, and Way of Living of the Turks, in General.... 2nd ed.,London, J. Mayo, 1710.
Danticat, Edwidge. Brother, I'm Dying. Knopf, 2007.
Chapter title in a book or an anthology:
Howard, Rebecca Moore. “Avoiding Sentence Fragments.” Writing Matters: A Handbook for Writing and Research, 2nd ed., McGraw Hill, 2014, pp. 600-10.
Section of a work (such as an introduction, preface, foreword, afterword, etc.)
Strindberg, August. Preface. A Dream Play, by Caryl Churchill and August Strindberg. Nick Hern, 2005..
Article title from Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers:
Houtman, Eveline. “Mind-Blowing: Fostering Self-Regulated Learning in Information Literacy Instruction.” Communications in Information Literacy, vol. 9, no. 1, 2015, pp. 6-18. ERIC, www.eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=EJ1089286 .
When there is a title (such as a book title) in the "Title of Source" within quotation marks, italicize the title:
Stranske, Marilyn. "Choose Your Poison: A Review of Fast Food Nation." Social Policy, no. 3, 2002, p. 26. EBSCOhost, ezproxy.skylinecollege.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edsggo&AN=edsgcl.87011348&site=eds-live.
Song title from an album or a Compact Disc:
Coltrane, John. "Giant Steps." The Last Giant: The John Coltrane Anthology, Rhino, 1993.
Meade, Rita. "It's Not Too Late to Advocate." Screwy Decimal, 1 June 2016, www.screwydecimal.com/2016/06/its-not-too-late-to-advocate.html.
Meade, Rita. Screwy Decimal. 2010-16, www.screwydecimal.com/.
Frank, Ann. Letter to Christiane van Maarsen. 28 Mar. 1942.
Africano, Nicolas. A woman's head wrap with bandana, 2007, De Young Museum, San Francisco, California.
The information above is mostly adapted from IRSC Libraries.