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CSE Style Guide: Portion of a book

The Council of Science Editors (CSE) style guide is designed for the natural and physical sciences. IRSC students writing in these disciplines can use this guide.

Portion of a book

The reference for a portion of a book should start with the person or organization responsible for the intellectual content of the material being cited.

Include pagination.

Material Type           In-text Citation              End Reference                                                        
Chapter from book with single author (Bell 2008)

Bell AD.2008. Plant form: an illustrated guide to flowering plant morphology. Portland (OR): Timber Press. Seedling morphology; p.198-204.

'Seedling morphology' is the chapter title; the book has no chapter numeration. Bell is the author of the book.                                                             

Chapter from an edited book with different authors

(Honegger 2008)


Honegger R.2008. Morphogenesis. In: Nash TH, editor. Lichen biology. 2nd ed. New York (NY): Cambridge University Press. p. 69-93.

Honegger is the author of the chapter, 'Morphogenesis', in the book, 'Lichen biology', edited by Nash.


(Beckett et. al 2008)

Beckett RP, Kranner I, Minibayeva FV. 2008. Stress physiology and the symbiosis. In: Nash TH, editor. Lichen biology. 2nd ed. New York (NY): Cambridge University Press. p. 134-151.

This is a different chapter, "Stress physiology and the symbiosis", in the same book, 'Lichen biology'.

Portion of a book (figure) (Sissons et. al 1984)

Sissons HA, Murray RO, Kemp HBS. 1984. Orthopaedic diagnosis: clinical, radiological, and pathological coordinates. Berlin (Germany): Springer-Verlag. Figure 1.3, Stress fractures of the spine; p. 236.

Portion of book (appendix) (Izaak . . . c2006)

Izaak Walton League of America. c2006. Guide to aquatic insects & crustaceans. Mechanicsburg (PA): Stackpole Books. Appendix B: save our streams streams quality survey; p. 60-61.