Must the entries in a list of sources match the language of their respective sources? For example, for a non-English text, may one include words and phrases such as "In", "volume", "edited by So-and-so and So-and-so", "translated by", pages xx-yy"?

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Citations follow templates, e.g.,

A, B, & C (YYYY) Title. In BookTitle, volume X, pages xx-yy.

To cite a particular work, you fill-in the place holders, e.g., A, B, C, YYYY, Title, BookTitle, X, xx, and yy. Hence, words such as "In", "volume", and "pages" can remain in English.

When a template does not specify how to include translations of titles/booktitles, I think it is reasonable to include bracketed translations, e.g., original title (translated title).

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