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MLA Style Guide

eBook from Website

 

It is important to include the location element when referencing electronic resources. The following identifiers (in order of preference) may be listed as the location for an electronic resource: 

  1. a DOI
  2. a permalink
  3. a URL

Do not include the http:// or any other text before www in your references.  

Links included in the Works Cited may be active if you are submitting your paper electronically.

 

When creating an in-text citation for an eBook reference, keep in mind that some eBooks may not include page numbers. If the eBook includes paragraph numbers, use par. or pars. to indicate the paragraph(s) you are referring to. Numbering on ebooks may not be consistent on all devices, so it is also appropriate to use numbers of stable sections, such as chapter numbers (i.e. ch. 2), in your in-text citations in place of page or paragraph numbers. Examples are outlined below:

Reference Information

Gomes, Edwin H. Seventeen Years Among the Sea Dyak of Borneo: A record of intimate association with the natives of the Borneo jungles. Seeley and Co. Limited, 1911. Project Gutenberg, www.gutenberg.org/files/57201/57201-h/57201-h.htm.

In-text Citation Guidelines

Examples                                                                                                           

 

Include the author's last name and page number (or paragraph number) placed in brackets at the end of a sentence.

 

Consider this a paraphrased sentence (Gomes pars. 88-91).                        

 

Include the author's last names as part of the sentence; include the page number (or paragraph number) in brackets.

 

According to Gomes, "consider this a direct quote" (par. 41).

Remember, in-text citation formatting changes depending on a number of factors.

 

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