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Hello,

Just had a question about citing more than one chapter from the same book, lets say i want to use 5 chapters from the following book, in my bibliography, do i need to cite each chapter? for example:

Shukri, Shirin J.A. “A Framework for Analysis: Gender, Class, the State, Development.”
Social Changes and Women in the Middle East: State Policy, Education, economic and Development. England: Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 1999. 6-12.

Shukri, Shirin J.A. “The Educational System: Gender and Class.”
Social Changes and Women in the Middle East: State Policy,Education,Economic and Development. 13-29.

Shukri, Shirin J.A. “Gender and the Division of Labour.”
Social Changes and Women in the Middle East: State Policy, Education, economic and Development. 61-70.

Does this make sense to do??

thanks :-k
 

Beardedtroll

Senior Member
No, the convention is one reference per publication. It's also usual when you cite from several places in the same source to not include the page numbers in the reference, but let the publication stand as a whole.

If you're using the Harvard system (or author-date), you can specify the precise chapter or pages as part of the reference, like thus: "The first widget was created in 1772 (Johnson 1993, p. 47) but it wasn't until the latter part of the 19th century that they had been improved to the point where we can call them gizmos (Johnson 1993, p 78-90)."

This is more difficult to do with the sequential numbering system, but you can do it when necessary by referring to the source directly in your text: "The first widget was created in 1772 (see [6], p. 47) but it wasn't until the latter part of the 19th century that they had been improved to the point where we can call them gizmos (according to [6], chapter five)." This is pretty ugly and most times it is enough to just refer to the publication as a whole.
 

glennstewart

Senior Member
depends, in your footnotes you would write, Ibid, 34-56. ---each time you cite the book after the first one. In your bibliography you need only mention the volume once. Glenn
 

mammamaia

Senior Member
are you using parenthetical citations, footnotes?...or an appendix, with only superscript numbering references in the text?...

in any case, glenn is right... a book is only listed once in the bibliography, regardless of how many references are made to it in the text...

if you are referring to the appendix citations, however, you should consult the MLA for how to use ibid. correctly... generally, it's used for citations from the same source that follow each other... if another source is cited in between, then the book title, etc., has to be repeated...
 
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