Box 60Numbers labeled other than volume

Most books in multivolume sets are identified by volume numbers, such as vol. 4. Occasionally, however, other names are used, such as section, part, and number. When other names are used:

  • Abbreviate them and end the abbreviated words with a period
    • Section = Sect.
    • Part = Pt.
    • Number = No.
  • For languages other than English, use the word provided by the particular language. Give the abbreviated form if known, followed by a period.
  • See the following list of words used for section, part, and number in a variety of languages:
    LanguageSectionPartNumber
    FrenchSectionPartieCahier
    PartNumero
    GermanSektionTeilHeft
    AbteilungNummer
    Lieferung
    ItalianSezioneParteNumero
    ParteFascicolo
    RussianSekcijaCast'Nomer
    Otdel
    Otdelenie
    SpanishSeccionParteNumero
    ParteFasciculo
  • Convert words used for numbers and roman numerals into arabic numbers, such that the word for two or II becomes 2
    Example:
    • Merbach W, Muller-Uri C. Lead in the environment [bibliography]. Pt. 3, Distribution of the environmental lead. Halle (Germany): Universitats- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt; 1993. 211 p. English, German, French, Spanish, Polish, Italian.

From: Chapter 2, Books

Cover of Citing Medicine
Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers [Internet]. 2nd edition.
Patrias K, author; Wendling D, editor.
Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2007-.

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