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E-books in Chemeketa's Library: Citing E-Books

Explains what e-books are, how to find them, and how to cite them.

Citing E-Books in Your List of Resources

E-books in general are cited the same way as printed books, with some information added at the end of the citation.  Here are examples for books found in our databases.:

MLA Style General Format for E-Books:

Author [Last name], [First name].  Title of the book. 
	Place of publication: publisher, year. Name of  
        database. Web. Date.

Example:

Evans, Cliff, and Emma Tippins.  The Foundations of  

     Emergency Care. Maidenhead, Berkshire: McGraw-Hill/

     Open University Press, 2007. ebrary. Web. 18 

      Nov. 2011.

APA Style General Format for E-Books:

Author [Last name], A. [Initial(s)] (Year). Title of the book.
	Place of publication: publisher. Retrieved from 
        [URL (of publisher's home page)]

Example:

Evans, C. D., & Tippins, E. (2007).  The foundations of 

       emergency care. Maidenhead, Berkshire: McGraw-Hill/

       Open University Press.  Retrieved from 
       
       http://mcgraw-hill.co.uk/openupusa/ 

Chicago Style General Format for E-Books:

Author, First name.  Title of Book. [Ed., if any]. 
        Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. URL. 
        [accessed Date].

Example:

Evans, Cliff, and Emma Tippins. Foundations of Emergency

        Care. Maidenhead, Berkshire: McGraw-Hill/Open 

        University Press, 2007. http://site.ebrary.com/

        lib/chemeketa/detail.action?docID=10196994

        [accessed July 6, 2015].

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