[OS X TeX] Crossrefs and BibDesk (booktitle vs. title, OT)

Jan Anderssen jan at linguist.umass.edu
Tue Jul 5 18:27:45 CEST 2005


On Jul 5, 2005, at 4:33 AM, Matthias Damm wrote:

> Unfortunately an "incollection" item needs two titles, "Title" for  
> the article and "Booktitle" for the volume.

I thought that was only cumbersome too, until I ran into this little  
description (below) by Ken Shan, about a situation where you can use  
differing title and booktitle (true, probably pretty rare, but still  
made me feel less unhappy about it :)

jan

> A BibTeX tip, not really specific to McBride: To specify an edited  
> collection (that is not a proceedings volume), say
>
> @Book{thomason-formal,
>   author    = "Richard Montague",
>   editor    = "Richmond Thomason",
>   title     = "Formal Philosophy: Selected Papers of {R}ichard {M} 
> ontague\textup{, ed.\ {R}ichmond {T}homason}",
>   booktitle = "Formal Philosophy: Selected Papers of {R}ichard {M} 
> ontague",
>   address   = "New Haven",
>   publisher = "Yale University Press",
>   year      = 1974
> }
> (note how the title and booktitle differ above). You can then  
> specify parts (chapters) of the collection with
>
> @InCollection{montague-proper,
>   author    = "Richard Montague",
>   title     = "The Proper Treatment of Quantification in Ordinary  
> {E}nglish",
>   pages     = "247--270",
>   crossref  = "thomason-formal"
> }
>
> This way, your bibliography will come out right regardless of  
> whether BibTeX decides to merge multiple crossrefs or not: If  
> BibTeX merges multiple crossrefs, then the editor will be typeset  
> as part of the title of the Book. If BibTeX does not merge multiple  
> crossrefs, then the editor will be typeset as the editor of the  
> InCollection.
>
> --KenShan


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