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Charles Seale Hayne Library - supporting your learning

Sometimes you are referred to a specific chapter in a book. Here are two examples of a reference for a chapter in a book:

(A chapter in a book by a sole author):
Anderson, Malcolm. (1989). "The legal basis of Interpol". in: Policing the World: Interpol and the politics of international police co-operation. Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp57-73.

(A chapter in an edited book where chapters are written by specific authors):
Brannstrom, M., Lind, A.K. and Dahm-Kahler, P. (2010). "Ovulation: a molecular view". in: Carrell, D. T. and Peterson, C. M. (Editors). Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. New York: Springer, pp119-132.


  • There are two titles: the chapter title (in plain text) and the book title (in italics).
  • The word ‘in:’ indicates that the material that you need to read appears within a book.
  • There might be two author statements: the chapter author(s) (the first set of names) and the editor(s) of the book (should always be followed by Ed. or Eds. or Editor or Editors).
  • Often, but not always, there is publication information (place of publication and publisher).
  • A unique identification number, an ISBN, may also be provided.

Tips for searching for chapters in books on Primo:

You cannot search for chapters in Primo - you need to search for the book.
Change 'Everything' to 'Books, Journal titles, etc' and use the surname of the book author or editor(s) with one or two words from the book titleDo not use chapter title or chapter authors.