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MLA Referencing Guide

E-books

Format

Standard format for citation

First edition

Author's Surname, Given Names, and Given Names Author's Surname. Title of E-Book: Subtitle. E-book ed., Publisher, Year of original publication. Source, doi or internet address.

 

Subsequent edition

Author's Surname, Given Names, and Given Names Author's Surname. Title of E-Book: Subtitle. Edition, e-book ed., Publisher, Year of original publication. Source, doi or internet address.

Examples

Electronic book

Bass, Len, et al. Software Architecture in Practice. 2nd ed., e-book ed., Addison Wesley, 2003. Safari Books Online, https://learning-oreilly-com.libproxy.murdoch.edu.au/library/view/software-architecture-in/9780132942799/title.html.

Eckes, Thomas. The Developmental Social Psychology of Gender. E-book ed., Lawrence Erlbaum, 2000. EBSCOhost, search-ebscohost-com.libproxy.murdoch.edu.au/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=44644&site=ehost-live.

Chapter from an electronic book

Tygstmp, Fredetik. "Changing Spaces: Salman Rushdie's Mapping of Post-Colonial Territories." Literary Landscapes: From Modernism to Postcolonialism, edited by Attie de Lange, et al., e-book ed., Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, pp.198-213. ProQuest Ebook Central, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/murdoch/detail.action?docID=435770.

Article from an electronic encyclopaedia

Courtright, Jeffrey L., and Peter M. Smudde. "Power and Public Relations." The International Encyclopedia of Communication, edited by Wolfgang Donsbach, e-book ed., Blackwell Publishing, 2008. Wiley Online Library, https://doi.org/10.1002/9781405186407.wbiecp140.

Article from an electronic dictionary:  No author

"Suffragettes." A Dictionary of Contemporary World History, edited by Jan Palmowski, 3rd ed., e-book ed., Oxford University Press, 2008. Oxford Reference Online, https://www-oxfordreference-com.libproxy.murdoch.edu.au/view/10.1093/acref/9780199295678.001.0001/acref-9780199295678-e-2252.