How Do I Cite a Kindle or E-book Reader

There are no specific guidelines on how to cite books read from new devices such as the Amazon Kindle. However, we recommend the following rules.

For MLA, simply change the publication medium description. Words such as “E-book” and “Digital” are appropriate.

Example:

Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books, 1999. Digital.

For APA, we recommend either citing the source as a book, or adding a description after the title in brackets.

Example:

Rowling, J. K. (1999). Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets [E-book]. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books.

For Chicago like APA, we recommend either citing the source as a book, or adding a description after the title.

Example:

Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. E-book. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books, 1999.

You can modify the citation on EasyBib by clicking Edit, and then clicking the custom edit link.


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