How to add a chapter whithin a book

Violeta G. shared this question 4 years ago
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If I need to include a reference of a chapter within a book, the kind that says "in" under references, how do I enter that kind of reference by hand if I can't find the citation anywhere on the internet?

I have a few that I need to quote as in something but for the life of me I can't find the citation online of that chapter within the book.

I am sure there will be times when I need to add one where there won't even be one online so I might as well learn how to do it.

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Adding a contribution in an edited book requires two steps. First, you add the edited book itself and then you add the contribution. After you have added the information for the edited book, click Add contribution (screenshot). Add the information for the contribution (screenshot). You can add more contributions by clicking Parent reference > Go to parent reference and repeating the process.

Kind regards

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Thanks!

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What about a chapter in a book that is single authored (so, not an edited volume)? I cannot find the possibility to add such a reference

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This has not been answered. How do we do this?

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If I have a book as a complete PDF with chapters from multiple authors, I can search the PDF text content of all chapters. However, if I need to break this into contributions I can't search through all the PDF content of all the chapters - I need to search chapter by chapter. Is this correct? is there a better approach to searching all the text data?

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From Jennifer at Citavi Support on a separate thread I found:

Unfortunately, there's no way to add a chapter to the Book reference type. As a workaround we recommend using the Collected Work reference type, since you then are able to add the author for both the chapter and for the book as a whole.


Best regards,

Jennifer

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I have followed the instructions, i.e., created an edited book reference, then added a contribution of a chapter by one author. When the reference is created in-text (using APA 7th) I get the following (full reference appears correct).


(J. McGrath Cohoon, 1999, p. 198) <== note J. before last name, which should not be there


McGrath Cohoon, J. (1999). Departmental differences can point the way to improving female retention in computer science. In J. Prey & B. Noonan (Eds.), SIGCSE '99: The proceedings of the thirtieth SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education (pp. 198–202). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/299649.299753

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Actually, I've narrowed this down to the last name of the author being two names that are not hyphenated. This error appears in a dissertation reference, contribution in a conference, and chapter in an edited book. The one shown above is a conference contribution, but the error shows up the same in a in-text citation, i.e., her initials are showing but should not in APA 7th edition. Please help me to fix this.

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