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MLA Citation Guide 7th Edition: Citing an eBook

Guide to MLA Citations

Online version of a print book

One author:

Author’s Last name, First Name. Title of the Book. Original Publication Place:

Publisher, Year. Title of Internet Site or Database. Medium of Publication.

Day Month Year of Access.

One editor:

Editor's Last Name, First Name, ed. Title of book: Subtitle of book. Location:

Publisher, Date. Medium of Publication. Day Month Year of Access.

Online version of an online only book

Author’s Last Name, First Name. Title of the Book. Title of the overall Web site, if

distinct from Book Title. Publisher or sponsor of the site, Year of

publication.Medium of Publication. Access Date Day, Month, Year.

eBook from a Library Database

Kornblum, William. At Sea in the City: New York from the Water's Edge. Chapel

Hill: Algonquin Books, 2002. NetLibrary. Web. 23 June 2006.

Two additional items are necessary for citing an electronic book: Name of the
database or website (here, ebrary), and the day you used the book, in date Month
year order.

eBook from the Web

Seton, Ernest Thompson. The Arctic Prairies: A Canoe-Journey of 2,000 Miles in

Search of the Caribou. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1911. Project

Gutenberg. Web. 8 May 2006.