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I'm currently writing a paper where I need to reference a a chapter within a book.

So, for example I have a book, which is written by several authors and have a title. Inside the book, there are different other authors in different chapters. So for example I have:

  • Book name: Book Title
  • Authors of the book: Juan, D. and Dean, J. and Stark, T.
  • Chapter title: Title of the chapter
  • Author of the chapter: DiCaprio, L.
  • Pages: 150-170

And then of course there are some publisher stuff and such.

My question is then: How should I be writing this in LaTeX ? I'm using BibLaTeX, and the book/article references given by:

@article{Xarticle,
author    = "",
title     = "",
journal   = "",
%volume   = "",
%number   = "",
%pages    = "",
year      = "XXXX",
%month    = "",
%note     = "",
}

and

@book{Xbook,
author    = "",
title     = "",
publisher = "",
%volume   = "",
%number   = "",
%series   = "",
%address  = "",
%edition  = "",
year      = "XXXX",
%month    = "",
%note     = "",
}

So yeah, I actually needs 2 titles, and 2 authors, at least in my head. But I can't figure out how to go about this ?

So any help would grateful.

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: So actually, in one of my articles, it says: "This chapter should be cited as"

Le Treut, H., R. Somerville, U. Cubasch, Y. Ding, C. Mauritzen, A. Mokssit, T. Peterson and M. Prather, 2007: Historical Overview of Climate Change. In: Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Solomon, S., D. Qin, M. Manning, Z. Chen, M. Marquis, K.B. Averyt, M. Tignor and H.L. Miller (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.

So the main authors of the chapter, IN the book which different authors.

Can this be done in LaTeX ?

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Here's a very similar question: How to cite a chapter in a book with BibTeX –  henrique Oct 8 '13 at 18:02
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marked as duplicate by Mico, barbara beeton, Thorsten, Kurt, Guido Oct 8 '13 at 20:01

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It's not quite a perfect match, but I think the closest in @incollection, according to the wikibook:

@incollection

  • A section of a book having its own title.

    • Required fields: author, title, booktitle, publisher, year.

    • Optional fields: editor, volume/number, series, type, chapter, pages, address, edition, month, note.

The only issue is that the field for the person with overall responsibility is editor (and this is sometimes obvious in the bibliography, depending on the style), however books of this type are often indexed under the editor anyway. Actually for your example, that's perfect -- "(Eds.)" appears as I would expect.

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That actually seems like it would work. But now it only writes out the first author, followed by et al. ? Is there any way that I could just write out ALL author names, at least in the bibliography ? –  Denver Dang Oct 8 '13 at 14:09
    
Some of the answers here may help, if you can't or won't use biblatex (like me for example, due to journal requirements): –  Chris H Oct 8 '13 at 15:04
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Too long for a comment to Chris H.'s answer

Book chapters should be @inbook or @incollection in BibTeX. Normally, as seems to be the case here, we reference collections' chapters, which are self-contained texts within a collection (although in book form). Chris H. is right that this entry should be of the @incollectiontype.

(BTW, this is only valid for BibTeX, since biblatex uses a very different approach here)

So the entry should look something like this:

@incollection{LeTreut-etal,
  author = {Le Treut, H. and
      R. Somerville and
      U. Cubasch and
      Y. Ding and
      C. Mauritze and
      A. Mokssit and
      T. Peterson and
      M. Prather},
  title = {2007: Historical Overview of Climate Change},
  booktitle = {Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. 
      Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report 
      of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change},
  editor = {Solomon, S. and
      D. Qin and
      M. Manning and
      Z. Chen and
      M. Marquis and
      K. B. Averyt and
      M. Tignor  and
      H.L. Miller},
  publisher = {Cambridge University Press},
  address = {Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA},
}

Now, the way that you want the authors' names to be shown depends entirely on the style file you're working with. For a visual list of examples, see BibTeX Style Examples.

Here's a MWE with alpha style:

\documentclass{article}
\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@incollection{LeTreut-etal,
  author = {Le Treut, H. and
      R. Somerville and
      U. Cubasch and
      Y. Ding and
      C. Mauritze and
      A. Mokssit and
      T. Peterson and
      M. Prather},
  title = {2007: Historical Overview of Climate Change},
  booktitle = {Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. 
      Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report 
      of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change},
  editor = {Solomon, S. and
      D. Qin and
      M. Manning and
      Z. Chen and
      M. Marquis and
      K. B. Averyt and
      M. Tignor  and
      H.L. Miller},
  publisher = {Cambridge University Press},
  address = {Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA},
}
\end{filecontents}
\begin{document}
\thispagestyle{empty}
\cite{LeTreut-etal}
\bibliographystyle{alpha}
\bibliography{\jobname.bib}
\end{document}

alpha example

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