Other Contributors,

There may be people other than the author who have contributed to a work cited using the MLA style.

  • Include them in your citation if their work is important to your assignment or to the identification of your source (for instance, if you’re using a special illustrated version of a book).
  • Start with a word describing the role they played in the work followed by their name in the regular order (First Name Last Name).
  • If there are two contributors with the same role, include the word ‘and’ before the name of the last contributor.
  • If there are 3 or more names listed, include the first name followed by “et al.”
  • A comma is placed at the end.
  • You do not have to include all contributors.

Note that the description starts with a capital letter if it follows directly after the title of the source.

Examples:

adapted by Harry Saint-Martin,

edited by Josephine Chow and Mac Allan Smith,

translated by Jonah Katz,

illustrated by François Ayroles,

Sample citations

Schindler’s List. Directed by Steven Spielberg, Universal, 1993.

Zaatari, Zeina. “In the Belly of the Beast: Struggling for Nonviolent Belonging.” Arab and Arab American Feminisms: Gender, Violence and Belonging, edited by Rabab Abdulhadi et al., Syracuse UP, 2011, pp. 60-77.

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