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MLA Style Guide, 8th Edition: Other contributors

Other contributors (Works Cited)

Other contributors is the fourth core element. If someone other than the primary author (or editor) contributed to the source in a way that is relevant to your paper, you can identify that person by including this element.

  • This element begins with a description of the other contributor. The descriptor is capitalized or not depending on the punctuation directly preceding it if preceded by a comma, do not capitalize; if preceded by a period, do capitalize the first word. Some common descriptors include: 
    • adapted by
    • directed by
    • edited by
    • illustrated by
    • introduction by
    • narrated by
    • performance by
    • translated by
  • If you use information from an introduction, preface, foreword or afterword, begin the citation with the author of that piece.
  • This element ends with a comma.

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