Use the following template or our MLA Citation Generator to cite an e-book or pdf. 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.


Citing an E-book

Reference list

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

Template:

Author Surname, Author Forename. Title. E-book ed., Publisher, Year Published.

Example:

Muñoz, Sarah-Anne. Children In The Outdoors. E-book ed., Sustainable Development Research Centre, 2009.

In-text citation

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

Template:

(Author Surname)

Example:

"Recent research has started to examine the links between the use of the outdoors, access to greenspace and human health,"(Muñoz).


Citing a PDF

Reference list

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

Template:

Author Surname, Author Forename. Title. Publisher, Year Published. Website Name, date page was published if known, URL. PDF download.

Example:

MacDonald, George. The Princess and the Goblin. Blackie and Son, 1911. Internet Archive, 2007, archive.org/embed/princessgoblin00macd2. PDF download.

In-text citation

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

Template:

(Author Surname)

Example:

"She ran for some distance, turned several times, and then began to be afraid"(MacDonald).

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