Guide: How to cite a E-book or PDF in ASQ style

Guide: How to cite a E-book or PDF in ASQ style

Cite A E-book or PDF in ASQ style

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Use the following template to cite a e-book or pdf using the ASQ citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the ASQ style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Author Surname, A.Year Published Title: Pages Used. City: Publisher.

Example:,2015 'Preventing Shoulder Injuries'. Retrieved April 28, 2015, from

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


(Author Surname, Year Published)


“Not that much arthritis occurs in the shoulder because it's not a weight-bearing joint. So, most problems with athletes and recreational people are related to the rotator cuff. It becomes problematic as part of the aging process and also from use. The key to preventing problems is to maximize the tone of the rotator cuff muscles and to minimize things that will cause them to degenerate." (, 2015)

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