Guide: How to cite a E-book or PDF in Journal of the ASBC style

Guide: How to cite a E-book or PDF in Journal of the ASBC style

Cite A E-book or PDF in Journal of the ASBC style

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Use the following template to cite a e-book or pdf using the Journal of the ASBC 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 Journal of the ASBC style.

Reference list

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


1. Author Surname, Author Initial. Title. Publisher, City. Year Published.


1. Black Enterprise,. 10 Unbelievable Myths and Stereotypes About Black People. 2015.

In-text citation

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




From Whitney Houston to Mariah Carey, it’s no secret some black people can sing, but the notion that we all can just isn’t true. Once in a blue moon, a talented person of color with a phenomenal voice is born, but do you remember the guy from American Idol who sang, “Pants on the Ground?” His vocal chords only went so far. So while a few hundred black people are globally recognized for their inhumane octave ranges and outstanding vibratos, most of us will only be famous for singing in the shower! (1)

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