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Reference to a Chapter in a Book 

Reference to a Chapter in a Book

Cheryl Iverson

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Reference to a Chapter in a Book

When citing a chapter of a book, capitalize as for a journal article title (see 3.9, Titles); do not use quotation marks. Inclusive page numbers of the chapter should be given (see also 3.12.11, Page Numbers or Chapter Number).

  • 1. Solensky R. Drug allergy: desensitization and treatment of reactions to antibiotics and aspirin. In: Lockey P, ed. Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Marcel Dekker; 2004:585-606.

  • 2. Yashiro M, Yanagawa H. Database construction for information on patients with Kawasaki disease. In: Yanagawa H, Nakamura Y, Yashiro M, Kawasaki T, eds. Epidemiology of Kawasaki Disease: A 30-Year Achievement. Tokyo, Japan: Shindan-to-Chiryosha; 2004:57-77.

  • 3. Bergeron C, Lowe J. Frontotemporal degeneration: introduction. In: Dickson DW, ed. Neurodegeneration: The Molecular Pathology of Dementia and Movement Disorders. Basel, Switzerland: ISN Neuropath Press; 2003:342–348.

  • 4. Tangarorang G, Kerins G, Besdine R. Clinical approach to the older patient: an overview. In: Cassel C, Leipzig R, Cohen H, Larson E, Meier D, eds. Geriatric Medicine. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag; 2003:149-162.

Note that in example 2 above, 2 of the authors of the chapter are also editors of the book. In cases like this, they are listed in both places: authors of the chapter and editors of the book. The same policy would apply if the authors of a particular chapter and the editors of the book were identical.

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