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Ebooks 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:

Hunt, Geoffrey, et al. Drugs and Culture:  Knowledge, 

      Consumption and Policy. Taylor and Francis, 

      2016. ebrary Academic Complete, site.ebrary
      
      .com/lib/chemeketa/detail.action?docID=10456126.

APA Style General Format for E-Books:

Author [Last name], A. [Initial(s)] (Year). Title of the book. 
     Place of publication: publisher. DOI [if available]

Book with DOI:

Hancock, P., & Skinner, B. (Eds.) (2000). The Oxford Companion 

      to the Earth. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/

      10.1093/acref/9780198540397.001.0001

Book without DOI from an academic database:

Evans, C., & Tippins, Emma. (2007). The foundations of emergency care. 

      Maidenhead, Berkshire: McGraw-Hill/Open University Press.

A book without a DOI is cited exactly the same as a printed book.

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. https://ebookcentral.proquest

        .com/lib/chemeketa/detail.action?docID=10196994

        [accessed July 6, 2017].

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