I've tried the advice given here: Bibtex using the wrong language! and here: Format references in German (not only the title) and I have read the babelbib manual.

But still I do not get the desired references (with, e.g., "Hrsg" or something similar instead of "editor").

Here is my MWE:


(I have also tried to get biber/biblatex to work but have been running into other difficulties there.)

  • I don't think babelbib is compatible with harvard
    – egreg
    May 3, 2016 at 15:28
  • Interesting! Commenting \usepackage{harvard} does not make a difference, though.
    – NCH32
    May 3, 2016 at 15:34
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    If you are writing a thesis and do not rely on a journal, i would use biblatex as advised on goLaTeX. You are looking for something like style=authoryear.
    – Johannes_B
    May 3, 2016 at 16:39
  • It is only for a brief research proposal that I wish to get done with soon. But I get the impression it might be worth investing time in the future to get accustomed to biblatex properly (I had a first go with it but it did not work). Thanks a lot for the link.
    – NCH32
    May 3, 2016 at 16:52

1 Answer 1


Workaround: Search for the file


copy it to your working directory, rename the copy to, e.g., dcu_NCH32.bst, and replace the two occurrences of " (eds)" with whatever you want.

Than invoke the modified style with \bibliographystyle{dcu_NCH32}


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