Box 19Titles in more than one language

  • If a book title is written in several languages:
    • Give the title in the first language found on the title page or opening screens
    • List all languages of publication after the extent (pagination)
    • Separate the languages by commas
    • End the list of languages with a period
      Example:
      • Principles of medical ethics relevant to the role of health personnel, particularly physicians, in the protection of prisoners and detainees against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment [Internet]. Geneva: United nations, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; 1982 [cited 2006 Nov 6]. Available from: http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/h_comp40.htm English, French, Spanish.
  • If a book title is presented in two or more equal languages, as often occurs in Canadian publications:
    • Give all titles in the order in which they are found on the title page or opening screens
    • Place an equals sign with a space on either side between each title
    • List the particular languages, separated by commas, after the extent (pagination)
    • End the list with a period
      Example:
      • Settle TB, compiler. La storia e la filosofia della scienza, della tecnologia e della medicina = The history and philosophy of science, technology and medicine [Internet]. Florence (Italy): IMSS & Polytechnic University; c1994-2006 [updated 2006 Aug 22; cited 2006 Nov 3]. [about 20 p.]. Available from: http://www.imss.fi.it/%7etsettle/index.html Italian, English.

From: Chapter 22, Books and Other Individual Titles on the Internet

Cover of Citing Medicine
Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers [Internet]. 2nd edition.
Patrias K, author; Wendling D, editor.
Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2007-.

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