Last name, first initial of the author (Year). Title of book [if appropriate, e-reader version] http://xxxx/xxxxx/xxxxx/xxxxx/xxxxx/xxx.html.
Citation styles vary but this is the basic form required by most journals. If you are writing a review, then you would also include the author and year within your text.
Last and first names of the author If there are any subtitles, they are listed after the title of the book. If provided, the edition if it is not the first edition; the type of e-book or eBook if known; Publisher's name, which is frequently shortened; The publication year is Note: If you know the type of eBook you used (e.g., Kindle, EPUB), use that instead of "e-book."
Example: John Doe's Book: A Novel by John Doe. Copyrighted 2017 by John Doe. Published by My Publisher. It is a paperback reprint of an original published in 2003. The last sentence is sufficient to identify this book as an electronic version of a printed book.
If you are writing about your own work, you must give credit to the person who actually done the writing if you are using their words or ideas. This means that you should include their name and a short phrase such as "From Chapter 1 by John Doe" or "Based on experience from my job," etc.
If you aren't sure who wrote what, you can just leave out those details. However, if you skip this step, your article may be considered plagiarism!
In conclusion, when citing an eBook, follow the same format as we have seen for books generally. Remember, however, that because eBooks can be updated, this information will need to be kept up to date too.
An eBook with Two Authors from a Library Database First and last names of the first author, first and last names of the second author Book Title: Subtitle, if any, Edition, if provided and not the first edition, Name of the publisher (often shortened), The year of publication Library Database Name, URL Permalink to this book record.
An example of how to use these fields is given below. See also our Bibliography page for more information on bibliographies in general.
For an eBook that was downloaded from our website, you would need to include both http://wwwurldefense.proofpoint.com and / or https://doi.org/ in the reference. (Note that these are just examples; you could also use other URLs.)
You can find out more about creating a bibliography in your own work or in response to another user's question by visiting our Help center article on bibliographies. The site also has many helpful articles on various topics related to citations and bibliographies.
Use the conventional in-text citation format of the author's surname and year of publication to reference an ebook in your work. Include the author's last name and first initial, the year of publication, the italics title of the book, and the retrieval information or DOI number in an APA reference list entry. For example, one reference to an iBook would be "Johnson, J." (Note: The period at the end of the sentence is not necessary.)
Ebooks are digital versions of books that can be read on computer tablets or smartphones. They include PDFs (portable document files), ePub files, MOBI (mobile application file), RBT (real book file), PRC (personal reading copy). Most ebooks can be found on Amazon.com. Ebook citations follow the same rules as book citations; see this article for more information on how to reference a book or article in an ebook.
Works Cited Format - Last Name, First Name of One Author Book's title. Date of publication, Publisher, Location, Pages.
Inventor (last name, first name). The title of the book Edition (if accessible), Publisher (if available), and year of online publishing are all optional. URL (without the http:// or https://) or DOI number of the website or database.
Method 1 of 3: Make a Basic Reference List Citation Begin with the author. Your citation of a book in your reference list should normally begin with the author's surname. In parenthesis, put the year of publication. Input a space after the period following the final author's initial, then open parentheses and type the year the book was released. Put the book's title in italics. End with a comma and open bracket.
For example, if you are citing The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher, then your reference would look like this: "Fisher, C." The Princess Diarist was published in 2013 so enter "2013" into the space provided for the year in your reference list.
This is the most common way of referencing a book in an academic context. It is important to note that when you are writing about a book or article, you must refer to it as "a book by X" or "an article by Y", not just "X" or "Y". If you fail to do so, your work may be misinterpreted by others who may think that you are referring to someone else's book or article.
Method 2 of 3: Use the Bibliography Entry Begin with the author's surname. Type the year of publication, if applicable, then add " (year)". Include the title of the book in italics.
In APA Style, a book citation always contains the author's name, the year of publication, the book title, and the publisher. The most basic book citation format.
|Format||Last name, Initials. (Year). Book title (Editor/translator initials, Last name, Ed. or Trans.) (Edition). Publisher.|
|In-text citation||(Anderson, 1983, p. 23)|