How to Cite an E-book in MLA
E-book – Written work or composition that has been digitized and is readable through computers or e-readers (Kindles, iPads, NOOK, etc.).
Citing an E-Book
Note: Some E-books may be available for download through your library.
Note: Since the page numbers of an e-book can vary across e-reader, text preferences, and other factors, you should not include a page number. This is because a consistent page number does not exist. You can include section numbers (sec., secs.) or chapter numbers (ch., chs.) instead, if they exist and you feel it would be helpful.
E-Book Citation Structure:
Last, First M. Book Title. E-book ed., Publisher, year of publication. Name of e-reader device.
E-Book Citation Example:
Stoker, Bram. Dracula. E-book ed., Dover Publications, 2000. Kindle.
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