Suppose an organization puts out a series of leaflets or pamphlets (in the 4- to 8-page range). Each one is independent, but the series has a strong theme and purpose (such as "best plants to grow indoors").
The series has a name (such as "Best House Plants"). In addition, each leaflet or pamphlet has its own title ("Begonias", "Figs", etc.) and each has its own catalog number and the date of the most recent published update.
Is there a convention for the best way to cite such a pamphlet as a source? I'm currently editing the bibliography of one, and it lists several others in the series.
I can't figure out whether these are closest to books in a series (each title italicized, title first and then name of series), articles in a journal (each title in quotes, name of journal italicized) or what.
Currently the habit is to cite the series title first, then the individual item title, but this, IMHO, makes it hard to focus on the individual title, which is the best guide to what that particular pamphlet is about (i.e. "Best House Plants: Begonias" or "Best House Plants: Begonias"). Neither of these looks right to me.