Some follow-up questions: 1. I've been looking at the Chicago Manual, 15th edition. I'd expect a great honking treatment of this subject, but I'm not seeing it. All the cross-reference i9nformation is presented with reference to indexes and bibliographies. The sections referring to cross-references "in text" are discussions of the editor's obligation to check cross-references!
Is there an exhaustive section on x-ref format, in text, that I'm missing? 2. I'm shocked, shocked, I tell you , to discover just what a stick-in-the-mud I really am. I thought italics were sacrosanct for referring to the titles of separately bound publications. (Although how purely electronic publications can be "bound" is a topic for another day.) But .. . you've all gotten over this hurdle and use italics to identify cross-references? Like: "See <open italics> Pots and Pans <close italics> on page 85," where "Pots and Pans" is a couple of paragraphs with header in a much longer chapter of a much larger *separately bound* publication, whether physical or digital? Really? I must sit down. In that case, do you also put your italicized x-refs in a different color, so as to distinguish them from the titles of separately bound publications, which you might also mention in your text? Thanks! --Nancy