When academics contribute a single chapter to a larger volume, you may find yourself needing to cite just part of a book. And while this is like citing a full book, it does differ in a few ways. Let\u2019s look, then, at how to cite a chapter from an edited book with Oxford referencing.\nIn-Text Citations for a Chapter from an Edited Book\nAll versions of Oxford referencing use a footnote and bibliography system. As such, we indicate citations with superscript numbers in the main text:\nCitations usually appear after final punctuation in a sentence.1\nIn the accompanying footnote, you then need to give the following information for the chapter of the book you are citing:\nn. Chapter Author\u2019s Initial(s) and Surname, \u201cChapter Title,\u201d in Editor\u2019s Initial(s) and Surname (ed.), Book Title, place of publication, publisher, year, page number(s).\nIn practice, then, a footnote citation for a chapter from an edited book would look something like this:\n1. M. L. Rosenzweig, \u201cDo Animals Choose Habitats?,\u201d in M. Berkoff and D. Jamieson (eds.), Readings in Animal Cognition, Cambridge, Bradford Books, 1999, p. 189.\nThe page numbers here should indicate the specific section you\u2019re citing. You will then give the complete page range for the chapter in your bibliography.\n\nFor repeat references to a single chapter from a book, meanwhile, you can use a shorter citation format. This usually involves either:\n\n \tGiving just the author\u2019s surname and a new page number.\n \tUsing the Latin abbreviations \u201cibid.,\u201d \u201cop. cit.,\u201d and \u201cloc. cit.\u201d\n\nCheck your style guide for more information on which approach to use.\nChapters from Edited Books in an Oxford Bibliography\nIn your bibliography, you should list all cited sources alphabetically by author surname with full publication information.\n\nFor a chapter from an edited book, this includes:\nAuthor Surname, Initial(s)., \u201cChapter Title,\u201d in Editor\u2019s Initial(s) and Surname (ed.), Book Title, place of publication, publisher, year, complete page range.\nAs you can see, this is similar to the first footnote citation format. The key differences in the bibliography are that you give:\n\n \tThe author\u2019s surname first, followed by initials\n \tThe page range for the entire chapter, not a pinpoint citation\n\nIn practice, then, we would list the chapter cited above as follows:\nRosenzweig, M. L., \u201cDo Animals Choose Habitats?,\u201d in M. Berkoff and D. Jamieson (eds.), Readings in Animal Cognition, Cambridge, Bradford Books, 1999, pp. 185\u2013199.\n\nA Note on Oxford Referencing\nThis guide sets out the basics of how to cite a chapter from an edited book using Oxford referencing. However, this system can differ between institutions. As such, you should always check your style guide for advice on how to present references in written work for your course.\n\nIf you don\u2019t have a style guide available or it doesn\u2019t cover a certain issue, just aim for clarity and consistency. And if you need anyone to check the referencing in a document, we\u2019re happy to help.