Guide: How to cite a E-book or PDF in Springer Humanities (author-date) style

Guide: How to cite a E-book or PDF in Springer Humanities (author-date) style

Cite A E-book or PDF in Springer Humanities (author-date) style

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Use the following template to cite a e-book or pdf using the Springer Humanities (author-date) 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.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the Springer Humanities (author-date) style.

Reference list

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


Author Surname, Author Forename. Year Published. Title. Ebook. City: Publisher.


BuinessKorea,. 2015. Taking over Korean Online Game Market to Cause Anxiety to Local Game Studios.

In-text citation

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


(Author Surname Year Published)


The League of Legends is increasing its popularity in the Korean market to pose concerns to local online game developers.

According to research firm Gametrics, the League of Legends, developed by US-based Riot Games, has ranked first for 31 consecutive weeks in terms of the number of users playing games in local Internet cafes. (BuinessKorea 2015)

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