BibTeX field: booktitle

How to use the booktitle field in BibTeX?

The booktitle field is used to store the title of the book when using an inbook or incollection BibTeX entry type. Note: If you want to cite a whole book then use the @book entry type and put the title of the book into the "title" field.

booktitle = "{N}oam {C}homsky: On Power, Knowledge and Human Nature"

How the booktitle field is used in BibTeX entry types

BibTeX entryDescriptionbooktitle field
articleJournal article
bookletPrinted work without a publisher
inbookAny section in a book
incollectionA titled section of a bookrequired
inproceedingsConference paperrequired
mastersthesisMaster's thesis
miscMiscellaneous: if nothing else fits
phdthesisPhD thesis
techreportTechnical report or white paper
unpublishedA work that has not yet been officially published