Currently, there aren't many "sub-tags" in the tag area -- there's and , and there are the "package" tags like and (which nowadays are used without adding ).

From my experience, there are more and more questions about multiple and/or subdivided bibliographies, and these questions are hard to find among the many hundred bibliography questions (which contributes to new duplicate questions). Therefore, I suggest to create a tag and to add it to the appropriate questions (slowly and starting with the highest-scoring ones). As an alternative, one could choose a general name () for the new tag so that it could be used for the (few) questions about multiple/subdivided indexes and glossaries as well.

Note: I wouldn't use to mark the questions at hand because this tag is traditionally about tinkering with \chapter, \section & friends, which requires a different kind of expertise.

EDIT: Inspired by barbara beeton's comments, I'm leaning towards a general tag called .

  • there is a tag [multibib] but that is specific to a package. maybe `[multiple-bibliographies]'? (i'm not sure if there's a length limitation to tag names.) i'd find the term "multiple" more intuitive that "segmenting", since sometimes separate bibliographies are wanted per-chapter, and "segmenting" implies dividing up a single element. Aug 30, 2012 at 18:11
  • @barbarabeeton One could choose {multiple-biblio} or {multiple-bibs}. Do you perhaps also have a suggestion for a "geneneral" tag name?
    – lockstep
    Aug 30, 2012 at 18:14
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    "subdividing" is the best i can think of now. a trip to a thesaurus offers "partitioning", but i think that has technical connotations that are misleading. (totally inappropriate are "mangling", "dismemberment", "dissociation", ..., but i always get distracted when i visit a thesaurus; you're guilty of encouraging a devout word freak.) Aug 30, 2012 at 19:34
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    @barbarabeeton {subdividing} is pretty good.
    – lockstep
    Aug 30, 2012 at 20:11

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I have started to add the tag to appropriate questions. I also created a tag wiki excerpt:

is about multiple/subdivided , indexes or similar document elements. If you use this tag, add the appropriate general tag or preferably the tag of the specific package you use (e.g., ).

UPDATE: Retagging has been completed; right now, 103 questions feature the tag.

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