Let's assume the following book and book chapter are on your reading list:
Greed, C. (1996) Introducing Town Planning. 2nd ed. Harlow: Longman
Fishman, R. (2015) 'Urban Utopias in the Twentieth Century: Ebenezer Howard, Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier', in Fainstein, S. S. and Defilippis, J. (eds.) Readings in Planning Theory. 4th edn. Chichester: Wiley, pp. 33-59
For the first example, search for:
["introducing town planning" greed]
For the second example, search for:
[fainstein "readings in planning theory"]
– i.e. the book title, not the chapter title and the book editor, not the chapter author
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