I want to add the following reference to my work:

Walenski M, Tager-Flusberg H, Ullman MT. Language in autism. In: Moldin S, Rubenstein JLR, editors. Understanding Autism: From Basic Neuroscience to Treatment. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor and Francis; 2006. p. 175-203.

I want it to look exactly like the above. The current BibTex entry I have looks like this:

  title={Understanding autism: from basic neuroscience to treatment},
  chapter = {Language  in  autism.},
  author={Moldin, Steven O and Rubenstein, John LR},
  publisher={Taylor and Francis}

But when I \cite{moldin2006understanding} I get the following result in the references:

Steven O Moldin and John LR Rubenstein.Understanding autism: from basic neuroscience to treatment, chapter Language in autism. Taylor and Francis, 2006.

How do I change this? More generally, how can I force any BibTex entry to spit out exactly the string I want?

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    you are missing the editor, address and pages fields. As for the exact look, it is not easy unless the style you want to mimic is a standard style. Otherwise, you would have to come up with your own .bst file (which defines the look of the output) but it is not straightforward.
    – pluton
    Sep 27 '20 at 16:06
  • Which bibliography style do you employ at present?
    – Mico
    Sep 27 '20 at 16:37
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    One reason for getting such a big discrepancy is that you're almost certainly using the incorrect entry type: It should be @incollection, not @inbook.
    – Mico
    Sep 27 '20 at 16:38
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    @Sam - Use author for the chapter authors, title for the chapter name, editor for what you currently have as author, and booktitle for what you currently have as title.
    – Mico
    Sep 27 '20 at 17:18
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    @Sam - Chances that any existing bibliography style will match all of your formatting requirements -- many (most?) of which you haven't stated so far -- are pretty much nil. See On modifying a bibliography style (bst) file and especially this answer for an alternative to hacking an existing bibliography style file.
    – Mico
    Sep 27 '20 at 17:31

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