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2.2 Types of references: book chapters

A main division of a book is called a chapter. This is an example of a chapter citation:

Berman, Ronald. "The Great Gatsby and the twenties", The Cambridge Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001, 79-94.

The book title is: The Cambridge Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald.

The book chapter title is: The Great Gatsby and the twenties, and this is located on pages 79 to 94 of the book.

Usually you need to look up the title of the book in the catalogue to find the chapter.

Sometimes a book chapter has been scanned for eReadings or is searchable as an ebook chapter title. In this instance it is worth checking CrossSearch. Try finding this chapter title by entering it in CrossSearch


Tip: place quotation marks around the title of the chapter for the best results.


See Module 7: Finding additional references for advanced searching techniques for Books.