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Academic Integrity - Referencing, Citation & Avoiding Plagiarism: Translated Book

This guide explains what referencing and citation is and how to use the APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA and Vancouver Styles. It includes a short interactive tutorial on each style.

Translated Book

Reference: Author/Editor Last name, Initials. (Year translation published) Title. Translated by translator(s) Initials and Last name. Place of publication: Publisher.

Example: Kafka, F. (2016) Metamorphosis. Translated by M. Hoffman. London: Penguin Books.


  • Author Last name (Year)    
  • (Author Last name, Year)


  • Kafka (2016) evokes alienation....
  • This novella describes alienation via a physical transformation (Kafka, 2016).


Note: The format for this example is taken from the book "Cite them Right" by Richard Pears and Graham Shields. If your school uses a different format, go by the School format. Alternatively, check with your module coordinator if the above format will be accepted.


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