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I want to cite some theorems in Several complex variables. VII by H. Grauert, Th. Peternell, and R. Remmert (eds.). It is a book published in 1994. However, I searched the publication lists of all of the three authors on MathSciNet, this book is not there.

Instead, certain chapters (but not all!) of the book do appear on MathSciNet authored independently, for example,

$\bullet$ Dethloff, G.; Grauert, H. Seminormal complex spaces. Several complex variables, VII, 183–220, Ency-clopaedia Math. Sci., 74, Springer, Berlin, 1994. (note a different author appear)

$\bullet$ Remmert, R. Local theory of complex spaces. Several complex variables, VII, 7–96, Encyclopaedia Math.Sci., 74, Springer, Berlin, 1994.

I'm wondering should I cite these chapters or the original book even if it does not appear on MathSciNet, or maybe both?

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    $\begingroup$ I don't understand the question: it's of course appropriate to cite things that don't appear in MathSciNet (which is broad but not exhaustive). $\endgroup$ – Sam Hopkins 2 days ago
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    $\begingroup$ In general if a book is really a collection of different articles by different authors, you should cite the particular article you are referencing. In BibTex I'm pretty sure the right citation type is "incollection." $\endgroup$ – Sam Hopkins 2 days ago
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    $\begingroup$ In fact for the book you want, it's online here: link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-662-09873-8. And if you click any particular article in it, there's a little button at the top which says "Cite as" that tells you exactly how to cite it. $\endgroup$ – Sam Hopkins 2 days ago
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    $\begingroup$ By the way you could check ZBmath too. $\endgroup$ – YCor 2 days ago
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    $\begingroup$ If you click on the MR entry for either of the two chapters you list you will see the text "{For the collection containing this paper see MR1326617.}", and the MR number is actually a link that takes you to the entry for the book (the one listed in Francois's answer. $\endgroup$ – Andrés E. Caicedo 2 days ago
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The book actually is in MathSciNet: https://mathscinet.ams.org/mathscinet-getitem?mr=96k:32001

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! I never tried to search by title. This book is not in the "Publications" of the authors, but in the "Related Publications" category, which I don't know before. $\endgroup$ – AG learner 2 days ago
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    $\begingroup$ @AGlearner: the reason for that is because they are the editors of this book, which is a collection of articles. $\endgroup$ – Sam Hopkins 2 days ago
  • $\begingroup$ @SamHopkins This makes a lot more sense! Thank you. $\endgroup$ – AG learner 2 days ago
  • $\begingroup$ Same as above, but the search is by MR number: mathscinet.ams.org/mathscinet-getitem?mr=1326617 $\endgroup$ – Andrés E. Caicedo 2 days ago
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Here is a citation from Zentralblatt:

Grauert, H. (ed.); Peternell, Th. (ed.); Remmert, R. (ed.); Gamkrelidze, R. V. (ed.) Several complex variables VII. Sheaf-theoretical methods in complex analysis. (English) Zbl 0793.00010 Encyclopaedia of Mathematical Sciences. 74. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. 369 p. (1994).

This is not really "a book of Grauert and Peternell". This is a volume of Encyclopedia where Grauert and Peternel are participants. Mathscinet lists most of the books of this encyclopedia under the name of the general editor (Gamkrelidze).

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