Style Issues: Page Numbers: Full References

When giving full references for journal articles or chapters in edited books, you must provide the page numbers for the whole of the article or chapter at the end of the reference.

One of the reasons for this is so that if a scholar puts in a request to Interlibrary Loans or the British Library for a copy of the journal or book concerned, a photocopy can quickly be made and sent of just that chapter or article. So it is important.

Use the abbreviation p. where a single page is concerned and pp. where more than one page is being referenced.

The American Psychological Association (APA) style does not require p. or pp. in a reference to a journal eg ...vol. 5, no. 3, 76-82, or more typically abbreviated, 5(3), 76-82.