I'm writing a term paper in linguistics, and I want to refer to a chapter inside a book. So I naturally used a cross-reference from an @inbook entry into a @book entry (see below). When I referred to Steed86, the output I got was:
M. Steedman. Combinators and grammars, pages 417412. Foris, Dordrecht,
That is, the cross-reference worked, but the title of the book in which Steedman (1986) appears is omitted.
If it makes a difference, I'm using the abbrvnat style with natbib.