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E-books @ Unisa Library : How to cite an e-book

This guide describes the many e-book resources available through the university library catalogue and electronic databases and how to access them

APA referencing

  • Hendry, J. (2005). Reclaiming culture: Indigenous peoples and self representation. Retrieved from http://www.eblib.com.au
  • Henke, J. (2012). Mobile phone devices: Development, features and effects on health & society. Retrieved from http://www.ebsco.com
  • Levitt, S. D., & Dubner, S. J. (2010). Superfreakonomics: Global cooling, patriotic prostitutes, and why suicide bombers should buy life insurance [Kindle version].Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com

Chicago referencing

Footnote:

  • Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner, eds., The Founders’ Constitution (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987), accessed February 28, 2010, http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/.

Bibliography:

  • Kurland, Philip B., and Ralph Lerner, eds. The Founders’ Constitution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987. Accessed February 28, 2010. http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/.

Harvard referencing

Chapter in an e-book:

  • Longley, L 2008, 'Rabbit anaesthesia', in Anaesthesia of exotic pets, W.B. Saunders, Edinburgh, pp. 36-58, viewed 12 September 2010, DOI 10.1016/B978-0-7020-2888-5.50004-6,
    <http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B8MVJ-4W4CG7C-N/2/c14135561aff0f37b556a25b8acedf67>

In-text citation:

  • "Rabbits are a prey species and many different factors cause them stress" (Longley 2008, p. 36) ...

MLA referencing

e-book by a Single Author or Editor MLA 5.6.2 (print - 5.5.2) 

Single Author

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Single Editor

If you are citing an entire edited book, place the editor's name in the author position followed by "ed."

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e-book by Multiple Authors or Editors MLA 5.6.2 (print - 5.5.4)

Two authors

List the authors in the order they appear on the title page. List the first author with the last name first; additional authors' names are listed with the first name followed by the last name.

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Three authors

List the authors in the order they appear on the title page. List the first author with the last name first; additional authors' names are listed with the first name followed by the last name.

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Four or more authors

You may list each author as in the examples above, or list the first author followed by "et al." (meaning "and others").

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Chapter, Section, or Essay in an Edited e-book MLA 5.6.2 (print - 5.5.6)

Begin the citation with the author of the specific work, not the editor of the e-book.

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