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Referencing guide: Works Cited - Other Contributors

Works Cited - Other Contributors

Author. Title of sourceTitle of container, Other contributors, Version, Number, Publisher, Publication date, Location.


There may be times when other people's contribution to the creation or identification of the source is important and needs to be acknowledged. For example, you may be studying a particular translation of a work, a particular adaptation of a play or a performance of a character. The source may be an edited collection of essays. To record another contributor, precede their name/s with the word that describes the role. Some common descriptions include:

  • adapted by
  • directed by
  • edited by
  • narrated by
  • performance by
  • translated by


Beowulftranslated by Seamus Heaney, Faber and Faber, 2000, p. 17.

Waldorf, Sara. "A Turning Point in His Career: The Effect of the Hobbit on Middle-Earth." The Hobbit, edited by Stephen W. Potts, Salem / Grey House, 2016, pp. 145-159. Critical Insights


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