Note: The reference for an eBook has all the elements of a printed book. In addition, add the date viewed and the URL or web address.
In Text: (Fernandez 2007)
Reference: Fernandez, 0 2007, Rails way, Addison-Wesley, Upper Saddle River, NJ, viewed 25 February 2009,<http://proquest.safaribooksonline.com.ezproxy.utas.edu.au/9780321445612>
A work formatted for reading on an e-Reader like a Kindle, Nook or iPad is generally covered by rule 5.7.18 (Rule for a Digital File) in the MLA handbook.
This reference has the elements of one for a comparable printed work but ends with a designation of the medium of publication. The medium is the type of electronic file such as mobi file, EPUB file, or PDF file. If you cannot identify the file type, useDigital file.
Reference Citation: Rowley, Hazel. Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage. New York: Farrar, 2010. EPUB file.
If the work presents electronic and print publication information, the electronic information should usually be cited.
See MLA’s website for more information.
If a DOI (Digital object identifier) is available use the DOI, otherwise state Retrieved from and use the URL of the home page of the book or report.
Electronic version of a print book
In-text: (Furlong,Gilman, & Huebner, 2009, p. 7)
Reference: Furlong, M., Gilman, R. & Huebner, S. (2009). Handbook of positive psychology. [Electronic edition]. Retrieved from http://www.utas.eblib.com.au.ezproxy.utas.edu.au/EBLWeb/patron
In-text: (Schiraldi, 2001)
Reference: Schiraldi, G.R. (2001). The post-traumatic stress disorder sourcebook: A guide to healing, recovery, and growth
[Adobe Digital Editions version]. doi:10.1036/0071393722
In-text: (O'Keefe, E. n.d., p. 7)
Reference: O'Keefe, E. (n.d.). Egoism & the crisis in Western values.
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