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Ebooks: Citing Ebooks

Using and finding ebooks at UC San Diego

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How to Cite Ebooks

Citing ebooks (and ebook chapters) is similar to citing print books. You include many of the same things you'd cite for a print book: author, title, publication year, possibly chapter title and book editork, along elements specific to online resource, like a URL or date accessed. 

Citation guidelines from the APA, MLA, and Chicago Manual of Style.

Many of our ebook/ejournal platforms will let you to export or download a citation to use in a reference manager like EndNote. Below are some platforms that have citation generators if you want to copy and paste. 

  • Ebook Central - APA, Chicago/Turabian - Notes-Bibliography, Chicago/Turabian - Author-Date, Harvard, MLA, or Vancouver
  • EBSCO - AMA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, MLA, Vancouver/ICMJE.
  • JSTOR - APA, Chicago, MLA
  • Hathitrust - APA, MLA
  • Oxford University Press - AMA, APA, Chicago, MLA