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Last Updated: Dec 12, 2017     Views: 12770

Edited books contain chapters usually written by different authors who are experts in their field. They are considered scholarly and appropriate for use in assignments but be aware of the date of statistics and other evidence used in them.
 
How to identify an edited book using the Library Search Box

Click on the item record from the search results page and choose the More info link. Editor names will display alongside the Editor/ Contributor field and the role of 'editor' will be noted alongside the editor name.

Chapters from an edited book may have:

  • Different authors some of which may be the editors
  • The authors name listed on the contents page or at the beginning of each chapter
  • No authors listed

How to find a chapter in an edited book

Check the library reserve collection for any edited books by entering the unit number into the Library Search Box. In the search results page, click on the dropdown menu and select Course Reserve and Readings. You can then go to the shelves and examine the specific chapters from the book.

How to cite a chapter in an edited book 
Examples can be found in each of the style guides listed on the Referencing and Citation page and in I:Cite.

 

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