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Referencing - BU Harvard 22-23 Full Guide: Translated Materials (non-English sources)

Referencing Translated Materials

Important Notes:

  • These instructions relate to sources in a language other than English that have been translated by you or another.
  • You should always check with academic staff who are setting assignments before using non-English sources as evidence in your University work.‚Äč

Referencing print and online translated materials: details, order and format

Instructions how to reference translated materials

Click on the headings below for instructions

Translated book example

Citing in the main text of your work

  • e.g. According to Piaget (1954)...

Referencing in the list at the end of your work

Surname/Family Name, INITIALS., Year. Title translated into English [online] (if applicable). Translated by Translator’s name (if you have translated it, state what language you have translated it from and your student ID number). Place of publication: Publisher (Originally published year if applicable). Available from: URL [Accessed date]. (if applicable)

  • Piaget, J., 1954. The construction of reality in the child [online]. Translated from French into English by Margaret Cook. New York: Basic Books.

Chinese webpage with link to Chinese journal article PDF:

Chinese web page screenshot

 

Same webpage translated into English with link to Chinese journal article PDF:

Webpage screenshot

 

Chinese journal article available from that webpage:

Chinese journal article PDF screenshot

Citing in the main text of your work

  • e.g. As stated by Hua (1999)...

Referencing in the list at the end of your work

Surname/Family Name, INITIALS., Year. Title translated into English [online] (if applicable). Translated by Translator’s name (if you have translated it, state what language you have translated it from and your name/student ID number). Place of publication: Publisher (Originally published year if applicable). Available from: URL [Accessed date] (if applicable).

  • e.g. Hua, L., 1999. A preliminary study of floods and droughts in the Three Gorges region since the Qing dynasty, China social sciences. 1, 68-79. Translated from Chinese into English by s1234567. Available from: http://www.iqh.net.cn/info.asp?column_id=3598 [Accessed 19 June 2019].