Box 16Titles in more than one language

  • If a database title 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
      Example:
      • Zhong yi yao jie du wen xian zi liao ku [CD-ROM]. [Hong Kong]: Hong Kong Baptist University; 2000. 1 CD-ROM: color, 4 3/4 in. Chinese, English.
  • If a database title is found 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 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) and any physical description
    • End the list of languages with a period
      Example:
      • Demirjian A, Cheng R, Tanguay R. Electronic encyclopedia on maxillo-facial, dental & skeletal development = Encyclopedie electronique du developpement maxillo-faciale, dentaire et sqelettique [CD-ROM + disk]. [Montreal]: Demirjian; c1996. 1 CD-ROM: color, 4 3/4 in.; 1 computer disk: 3 1/2 in. English, French.

From: Chapter 20, Databases on CD-ROM, DVD, or Disk

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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