Question marks in titles of work

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When using an introductory clause with a title of a work that has a question mark, where do you put the comma? Inside or outside of the quotation marks?

See example:

In his article "What Is Right with This Picture?," Mike Stracco examines the enthusiasm students have during his summer photography/writing course.
asked Nov 08 '11 at 19:08 Sheena New member

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Since you are referencing a work, the comma goes outside the quotations.  If it wasn't a title, but just some paraphrased quote or something, it would stay inside the quotation marks.  Also, put a comma before "What", because it dictates a pause, as without the title, it would go straight to the author's name.

In his article, "What is Right with This Picture?", Mike Stracco examines the enthusiasm students have during his summer photography/writing course.

link answered Nov 08 '11 at 20:22 Scott Martin Contributor

Thank you for your help with punctuating quotations. But putting a comma before the title of the article is not necessary. I have been told this before by my English professor. But one is certainly needed after the title. I just wasn't sure if it should be placed inside or outside of the quotation marks. SheenaNov 08 '11 at 21:09

Thank you for your help with punctuating quotations. But putting a comma before the title of the article is not necessary. I have been told this before by my English professor. But one is certainly needed after the title. I just wasn't sure if it should be placed inside or outside of the quotation marks. SheenaNov 08 '11 at 21:09

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