Guide: How to cite a E-book or PDF in MLA style

Guide: How to cite a E-book or PDF in MLA style

Cite A E-book or PDF in MLA style

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Use the following template to cite a e-book or pdf using the MLA citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.

Key:

Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the MLA style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.

Template:

Author Surname, Author Forename. Title. Ebook. vols. City: Publisher, Year Published. Online. Internet. Date Accessed. . Available: http://Website URL.

Example:

Darfur: The Culture and the People. Ebook. vols. 1st ed. Physicians for Humans Rights, n.d. Online. Internet. 27 Sep. 2014. . Available: http://rhin.org/documents/darfur_the_culture_and_the_people_English.pdf.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.

Template

Author Forename Author Surname, Title, ebook, vols. (City: Publisher, Year Published), online, Internet, 10 Oct. 2013. , Available: http://Website-Url.

Example

This document provides key information about where and in what interactions different languages of Darfur are used. It also gives general information about Darfuri cultures. Darfur: The Culture and the People, ebook, vols., 1st ed. (Physicians for Humans Rights, n.d.), online, Internet, 27 Sep. 2014. , Available: http://rhin.org/documents/darfur_the_culture_and_the_people_English.pdf.

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