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

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

Cite A E-book or PDF in MLA style

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Use the following template to cite a e-book or pdf using the MLA 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.

Key:

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

Reference list

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

Template:

Author Surname, Author Forename. Title. City: Publisher, Year Published. Web. Date Accessed . <http://Website URL>.

Example:

Supporting The Achievement Of Deaf Young People In Further Education. 1st ed. london: National Deaf Children’s Society, 2012. Web. 19 Aug. 2014 . <http://www.batod.org.uk/content/resources/fe/supporting_the_achievement_of_deaf_young_people_in_further_education.pdf>.

In-text citation

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

Template

(Author Surname)

Example

“As soon as I turned 16 I left school. It was one of the best things I have ever
done. Finally, I was free from the bullies. I am nearly 20 now. I am moving
on, building a new life, hopefully happier and full of confidence. I want to
become a successful artist. I have passed my HNC and am doing a contemporary
art HND at college. I’m just beginning to feel surviving was worth it.” (Supporting The Achievement Of Deaf Young People In Further Education)

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