Box 57Programs appearing in more than one language

  • If a program is written with equal text in two or more languages, as often occurs in Canadian publications:
    • Give all titles in the order in which they are presented on the opening screens
    • Separate them with an equals sign with a space before and after
    • List the languages, separated by commas, after the extent (pagination) and any physical description
    • End the list of languages with a period
      Example:
      • SUMA: the supply management system = SUMA: el sistema para la gestion de suministros [CD-ROM]. Version 5.2a. FUNDESUMA, producer. Washington: Pan American Health Organization, Regional Office of the WHO; 2004 Feb. 1 CD-ROM: color, 4 3/4 in. English, Spanish.
  • If a program is written in several languages:
    • Give the title in the first language found on the opening screens
    • List all languages of publication after the extent (pagination) and any physical description
    • Separate the languages by commas
    • End the list of languages with a period
  • If none of the languages is English, follow the title with a translation when possible. Place the translation in square brackets.

From: Chapter 21, Computer Programs on CD-ROM, DVD, or Disk

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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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