UCB Libraries

How Do I... find/use Electronic Books (eBooks)?

eBooks are generally electronic versions of traditional print books that can be read by using a personal computer or by using an eBook reader.

 

eBooks are hosted on various platforms that have different restrictions for printing, copying and saving. They can be viewed on a computer or mobile devices with an Internet browser as long as you are either on campus, or following the off-campus access guidelines.

 

  • Find eBooks in the Libraries
  • eBook Collections
  • Downloading
  • eReaders

The easiest way to find eBooks is by searching the Chinook Library Catalog just as you would for a print book.

 

Look for the icon!

 

In Chinook Plus, searches can be limited to the eBooks using the Format facet.

 

eBooks in Chinook Plus

 

 

In Chinook Classic, look for results with the eBook icon.

 

eBooks in Chinook Classic

 

You can limit your search results to "Online Library Resources" or select the eBooks Material Type using the Advanced Search form.

 

+ Cite an eBook

MLA

Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication. Date of access.

 

E-book Example:
Roush, Chris. Inside Home Depot: How One Company Revolutionized an Industry through the Relentless Pursuit of Growth. New York: McGraw, 1999. Web. 4 Dec. 2005.

APA

If the work is not directly available online or must be purchased, use "Available from," rather than "Retrieved from," and point readers to where they can find it. For books available in print form and electronic form, include the publish date in parentheses after the author's name.

 

Author's last name, First initial. (Year) Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. edition. Retrieved from/Available from web address

 

E-book Example:

De Huff, E. W. (n.d.). Taytay’s tales: Traditional Pueblo Indian tales. Retrieved from http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/dehuff/taytay/taytay.html

 

OWL: Electronic Books

Chicago

Electronic books are cited exactly as their print counterparts with the addition of a media marker at the end of the citation: Kindle edition, PDF e-book, Microsoft Reader e-book, Palm e-book, CD-ROM, etc. Books consulted online are also cited exactly as their print counterparts with the addition of a DOI (or URL) at the end of the citation. Stable page numbers are not always available in electronic formats; therefore, you may, instead, include the number of chapter, section, or other easily recognizable locator.

 

Author's last name, First name. Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. edition. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Media marker.

 

E-book Example:

Lemon, Rebecca, Emma Mason, Johnathan Roberts, and Christopher Rowland, ed. The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. PDF e-book.

 

OWL Electronic Books

 

 

 

 

  • Most eBooks can be viewed on any computer of mobile device with an Internet connection.
  • Adobe Reader is often required in order to print and copy ebook content in PDF format.
  • Adobe Digital Editions is required for offline reading when applicable.
  • Adobe Digital Editions is NOT available on public computers in the Libraries.
  • For a complete list of e-resources by subject use the Libraries Find Articles and More page.

ACLS Humanities E-book

  • Subjects: History, Ethnic Studies, International Area Studies
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: Requires VPN software to access off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading:  May not copy, download, or attempt to download any part of a book. However, possible to print pdf for educational use only.
  • Special Features: 3 different display options: image, text, PDF. May search within book & database will highlight your search terms. May link to a book using their URL

Books 24/7

  • Subjects: Computer Science, Business, Finance
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: Requires VPN software to access off campus. Login required to access custom features.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: Select PDFs
  • Special Features: Accompanying tables can be downloaded in excel format for further manipulation. Supports full-text keyword searching and allows bookmarking/notes of pages.

CRC CHEMnetBASE

  • Subjects: Chemistry, Chemical and Biological Engineering,
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: Requires VPN software to access off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: Printing permitted; Export to Excel, text, html, or XML.
  • Special Features: The information contained on the chemical database includes descriptive and numerical data on chemical, physical and biological properties of compounds; systematic and common names of compounds; literature references; structure diagrams and their associated connection tables.

CRC ENGnetBASE

  • Subjects: Engineering
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: Requires VPN software to access off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: Printing and downloading of PDFs permitted.
  • Special Features: Personal accounts allow users to save searches and add favorite content to their virtual bookshelf.

CRC ENVIROnetBASE

  • Subjects: Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Environmental Engineering, Geology, GIS and Mapping, Remote Sensing
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements:  Requires VPN software to access off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: Printing and downloading of PDFs permitted.
  • Special Features: Personal accounts allow users to save searches and add favorite content to their virtual bookshelf.

Duke University Press / eDuke Books Scholarly Collection

  • Subjects: Agriculture, Sciences of History, Education, Fine Arts, Geography, Anthropology, History, Language and Literature, Law, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Political Science, science, Social Sciences, Technology, published by Duke University Press
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: Requires VPN software to access off campus.  Login required to access custom features.
  • Viewing Requirements: JavaScript & Cookies enabled, Pop-ups allowed for *.ebrary.com.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: Print current chapter or select pages up to 40 pages maximum.  Make sure you are using the Print command from the InfoTools menu or the Print button from the reader's toolbar. Using your browser´s Print command or button does not work.  You can print only one copy of a page per session. This is in accordance with eBrary’s  Terms of Service.
  • Special Features:  Optional to install the eBrary reader. Downloadable eBrary software will read highlighted text aloud in English or Spanish. You must have an ebrary account and be signed in to annotate documents or add them to your bookshelf.
  • Mobile App for iPhone and iPad: http://itunes.apple.com/app/ebrary/id493652464

Early English Books Online (EEBO) / EEBO-TCP

  • Subjects: English books published 1473-1700, History, Literature, Theatre and Dance, Law
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: Requires VPN software to access off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: Copy and paste text into Notepad or Word.
  • Special Features: May run variable-spelling word searches.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)

  • Subjects: History, geography, science, art, medicine, law, literature, religion, technology during the eighteenth century. 
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: Requires VPN software to access off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: Download or Print current page or entire document in PDF format up to 250 pages maximum.
  • Special Features: Mobile access available for supported mobile devices via the College Edition app.

Ebook Library (EBL)

  • Subjects: Arts and Humanities, Business, Engineering, Computer Science, Science
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: Requires VPN software to access off campus.
  • Viewing Requirements: Create an account to view eBooks.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: Adobe Reader is required in order to print and copy ebook content. Printing is restricted to 20% of each eBook.  Copying is restricted to 5% of each eBook. Most titles can be downloaded to up to 24 hours and may be transferred to 2 reading devices during that time.
  • Checkout Period:  24 hours
  • Special Features: Read aloud, dictionary pop-up, image or PDF, Notes, copying permitted. Bookmarking.
  • Patrons using iPads, iPhones or Android devices can download and read EBL content via the free Bluefire Reader app.

eBooks on EBSCOhost

  • Subjects:  Arts and Humanities, Business, Science, Education, Health
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: Requires VPN software to access off campus.
  • Viewing Requirements: Most eBooks can be read online; Adobe Digital Editions is required for offline reading. Some odler eBooks cannot be read offline.
  • Simultaneous Users: 1 simultaneous user for each eBook.
  • Printing and Downloading:  Print PDF up to 60 pages maximum.  Must create profile and log in to download. Older eBooks cannot be downloaded due to publishing restrictions.
  • Checkout Period: 1-7 days
  • Special Features: Notes, Dictionary, Bookmark, Permalink, Article language translation

ebrary Library Center

  • Subjects: Education, Geography, Anthropology, History, Language and Literature, Medicine, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Science, Technology, Library Science.
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: Requires VPN software to access off campus.  Login required to access custom features.
  • Viewing Requirements: JavaScript & Cookies enabled, Pop-ups allowed for *.ebrary.com.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: Print current chapter or select pages up to 40 pages maximum.  Make sure you are using the Print command from the InfoTools menu or the Print button from the reader's toolbar. Using your browser´s Print command or button does not work.  You can print only one copy of a page per session. This is in accordance with eBrary’s  Terms of Service.
  • Special Features: Optional to install the eBrary reader. 
    Downloadable eBrary software will read highlighted text aloud in English or Spanish.
    You must have an ebrary account and be signed in to annotate documents or add them to your bookshelf.
  • Mobile App for iPhone and iPad: http://itunes.apple.com/app/ebrary/id493652464

eHRAF Archaeology / World Cultures

  • Subjects: Human Relations Area Files, Ethnography, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Geography, Language, Multicultural Studies, Political Science, Human Development, Arts, and Medicine.
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: Requires VPN software to access off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading:  You may print or email selected paragraphs from search results. 
  • Special Features: User Guides including video tutorial and webinar.

English and American Drama of the Nineteenth Century via the Center for Research Libraries

  • Subjects:  History, Language and Literature, Theatre and Dance
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: Requires VPN software to access off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: Download and Print entire PDF.

Hathi Trust Digital Library

  • Click here to view Public Domain eBooks in Chinook Plus
  • Subjects: Public Domain (pre-1923) and open access eBooks on a variety of subjects.
  • Authorized Users: Public domain and open access eBooks are open to all user
  • Login Requirements: No login required to view public domain and open access eBooks.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: Permitted to download single-page PDFs of all public domain works, full-PDFs of works made available under Creative Commons licenses, and full-PDFs of public domain works that are not subject to third-party agreements
  • Special Features: Mobile Access

Knovel Library

  • Subjects:  Engineering, Chemistry, Materials, Life Sciences, Geology, Geography
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: Requires VPN software to access off campus.  Login required to access custom features.
  • Simultaneous Users: 1500
  • Printing and Downloading: Print or download no more than 10% or 25 pages per eBook.  Select tables can be exported (up to 50 pages) to Excel, HTML, PDF, or as a tab-delimited text file.
  • Special Features: Data Search, Unit Converter, Interactive Periodic Table, other interactive tools, graphs, and tables.

MIT CogNet

  • Subjects: Psychology, Brain and Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Biology, Linguistics, MIT Press
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: Requires VPN software to access off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: Not permitted to edit, print, or copy. The book titles hosted in MIT CogNet are locked .pdf files and cannot be printed.

MyiLibrary

  • Subjects: Science, Education, Business, Economics, Political Science, History, Geography, Philosophy, Technology, Medicine
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: Requires VPN software to access off campus.  Login required to access custom features. 
  • Viewing Requirements: You must enable cookies and JavaScript in your web browser.  Adobe Digital Editions is required for offline reading.
  • Simultaneous Users: Varies. 3 users for most eBooks; unlimited for select titles.
  • Printing and Downloading: Print up to 60 pages maximum (can vary by eBook; based on publisher restrictions)
    See http://lib.myilibrary.com/Help.aspx#DownloadSupport  for more information.
  • Checkout Period: 14 Days.  Checkout up to 25 eBooks at a given time.  Place up to 25 eBooks on hold at a given time.
  • Renewals: Users cannot renew an e-book. However, you may be able to check it out again immediately, if it no one else has placed a hold on the title. If a waiting list exists for the title, you must place a hold on the title and join the queue.
  • Special Features:  Create an account to save searches, save titles to Bookshelf, add notes, or download eBooks for offline reading.

Oxford Digital Reference Shelf

  • Subjects: General Reference Resources, Bilingual Dictionaries, Biology, Classics, Art and Architecture, Earth Sciences, Economics, Business, History, Philosophy, Literature, Law, Religious Studies, Theatre and Dance, Medicine, Mythology and Folklore, Military History, Political Science, Science.
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: Requires VPN software to access off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading:  Print an entry or chapter.
  • Special Features: Timeline of notable events

Safari Books Online

  • Subjects: Computer Science, Telecommunications, Electrical and Computer Engineering, General Reference,
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: Requires VPN software to access off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: 3
  • Printing and Downloading: 1 page at a time; print, download and store Sections (the limited portion of a work that is displayed to the User at one time by the Service) of a work on the individual User's hard drive or other storage device for such individual User's personal use only; and quote portions of works accessible via the Service in other works that the User creates, up to an aggregate of 250 words from any single text or a comparable strictly limited portion of material in other media, provided that the copyright owner is given proper attribution in any publication or other media in which the quote appears, based on the proprietary notices appearing with the content in the Service.

SPIE Digital Library

  • Subjects: Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: Requires VPN software to access off campus.  Login required to access custom features.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: Download and print individual chapters in PDF format.
  • Special Features: Email chapter preview; export citation information to reference managers; connect to Connotea, del.icio.us, and BibSonomy; “Blog this Chapter” link creates code to embed in your blog.

Springer e-books

  • Subjects: Engineering, Environmental Studies, Anthropology, Linguistics,
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: Requires VPN software to access off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading:  Download and print individual chapters in PDF format.  Copying and storing of entire books is prohibited.
  • Special Features: Create an account (My SpringerLink) to create Favorites list and RSS feeds for new content.  Connect to Connotea, del.icio.us, and citeulike.
    Users can purchase a print copy for $24.95 using the MyCopy http://www.springerlink.com/help/faq/mycopy.mpx

Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science

  • Subjects: Engineering, Computer Science
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: Requires VPN software to access off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading:  Download and print individual chapters in PDF format. 
  • Special Features: Table of Contents Alert; Citation Alerts via RSS; RIS citation export

World Bank e-Library

  • Subjects: International Area Studies, Political Science, Government, Telecommunications, Economics, Business
  • Authorized Users: Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-In
  • Login Requirements: Requires VPN software to access off campus.
  • Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
  • Printing and Downloading: Download and print entire eBook in PDF format.
  • Special Features: RSS feed for new content; Ability to share content on multiple social media sites (del.icio.us, Diigo, Digg, Connotea, Bibsonomy, citeulike, Facebook, BlinkList, Blogmarks, StumbleUpon, Technorati, Twitter, Google, Netvibes).

 

 

 

+ Cite an eBook

MLA

Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication. Date of access.

 

E-book Example:
Roush, Chris. Inside Home Depot: How One Company Revolutionized an Industry through the Relentless Pursuit of Growth. New York: McGraw, 1999. Web. 4 Dec. 2005.

APA

If the work is not directly available online or must be purchased, use "Available from," rather than "Retrieved from," and point readers to where they can find it. For books available in print form and electronic form, include the publish date in parentheses after the author's name.

 

Author's last name, First initial. (Year) Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. edition. Retrieved from/Available from web address

 

E-book Example:

De Huff, E. W. (n.d.). Taytay’s tales: Traditional Pueblo Indian tales. Retrieved from http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/dehuff/taytay/taytay.html

 

OWL: Electronic Books

Chicago

Electronic books are cited exactly as their print counterparts with the addition of a media marker at the end of the citation: Kindle edition, PDF e-book, Microsoft Reader e-book, Palm e-book, CD-ROM, etc. Books consulted online are also cited exactly as their print counterparts with the addition of a DOI (or URL) at the end of the citation. Stable page numbers are not always available in electronic formats; therefore, you may, instead, include the number of chapter, section, or other easily recognizable locator.

 

Author's last name, First name. Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. edition. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Media marker.

 

E-book Example:

Lemon, Rebecca, Emma Mason, Johnathan Roberts, and Christopher Rowland, ed. The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. PDF e-book.

 

OWL Electronic Books

 

 

Select eBooks can be downloaded and transferred to any portable eBook reader that supports Adobe Digital Editions (ADE). There's a list of these compatible devices on the ADE website. (Nook, Kobo, and Sony Reader are all ADE compatible devices). Patrons using iPads, iPhones or Android devices can download and read eBooks on the free Bluefire Reader app. At this time most eBooks cannot be downloaded to an Amazon Kindle unless they are in PDF format.

 

+ Ebook Library (EBL)

 

Ebook Library (EBL)

  • Dowload Requirements:
  • Checkout Period: 1-7 days 
  • Patrons using iPads, iPhones or Android devices can download and read EBL content via the free Bluefire Reader app.

 

eBooks on EBSCOhost

  • Download Requirements:
  • Checkout Period: 1-7 days
  • Older books may not be available to be downloaded.

 

MyiLibrary

  • Download Requirements:
  • Checkout Period: 14 Days.  Checkout up to 25 eBooks at a given time.  Place up to 25 eBooks on hold at a given time.
  • Renewals: Users cannot renew an e-book. However, you may be able to check it out again immediately, if it no one else has placed a hold on the title. If a waiting list exists for the title, you must place a hold on the title and join the queue.
  • Patrons using iPads, iPhones or Android devices can download and read My iLibrary eBooks using the free Bluefire Reader or the Readmill app.

 

 

 

Select eBooks can be downloaded and transferred to any portable eBook reader that supports Adobe Digital Editions (ADE). There's a list of these compatible devices on the ADE website. (Nook, Kobo, and Sony Reader are all ADE compatible devices). Patrons using iPads, iPhones or Android devices can download and read eBooks on the free Bluefire Reader app. At this time most eBooks cannot be downloaded to an Amazon Kindle unless they are in PDF format.

 

 

 

 

+ Downloading eBooks to your iPad or iPhone

 

Prior to starting:

 

  • Look for a download (offline) or Add to Bookshelf option
  • If you are not logged into your personal account you will be prompted to do so. You will need to create an account in each eBook database to download eBooks and access other custom features.
  • Select a checkout period
  • Download eBook to Adobe Digital Editions.
  • With your iPad connected to your computer, open iTunes
  • Under devices, click on your iPad.
  • At the top of the screen click on Apps
  • Scroll right down to the bottom of the screen and click on Bluefire reader
  • Under Apps Click Add and select the Digital Editions folder
  • Select the book you wish to add
  • Click Open. Sync your iPad.
  • Open Bluefire Reader on your iPad.
+ Downloading PDF or ePub Documents to your Kindle

 

The University Libraries do not subscribe to eBooks that can be downloaded to the Kindle. However, book chapters or articles in PDF format can be downloaded to the Kindle using the Kindle Personal Documents Service.

 

The Front Range Downloadable Library from the Boulder Public Library system also has popular fiction and non-fiction eBooks that can be downloaded to the Kindle and other devices.

 

+ Downloading eBooks to your Kobo

 

Prior to starting:

 

  • Look for a download (offline) or "Add to Bookshelf" option
  • If you are not logged into your personal account you will be prompted to do so. You will need to create an account in each eBook database to download eBooks and access other custom features.
  • Select a checkout period
  • Download eBook to Adobe Digital Editions
  • Select Open with Adobe Digital Editions
  • Adobe Digital Editions should automatically open. If it does not open, make sure the program is installed and either download the file again or save the file on your computer and open it after starting Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Adobe Digital Editions will automatically detect the presence of your device when it is connected to your computer.
  • Transfer items to and from the device bookshelf by clicking on the book title, then dragging and dropping the title into the device bookshelf.
  • eBooks will automatically expire after the designated checkout period. eBooks cannot be renewed, but you may download the eBook again if it is available.
+ Downloading eBooks to your Nook

 

Prior to starting:

 

  • Look for a download (offline) or "Add to Bookshelf" option
  • If you are not logged into your personal account you will be prompted to do so. You will need to create an account in each eBook database to download eBooks and access other custom features.
  • Select a checkout period
  • Download eBook to Adobe Digital Editions
  • Select Open with Adobe Digital Editions
  • Adobe Digital Editions should automatically open. If it does not open, make sure the program is installed and either download the file again or save the file on your computer and open it after starting Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Adobe Digital Editions will automatically detect the presence of your device when it is connected to your computer.
  • Transfer items to and from the device bookshelf by clicking on the book title, then dragging and dropping the title into the device bookshelf.
  • eBooks will automatically expire after the designated checkout period. eBooks cannot be renewed, but you may download the eBook again if it is available.
+ Downloading eBooks to your Sony Reader

 

Prior to starting:

 

  • Look for a download (offline) or "Add to Bookshelf" option
  • If you are not logged into your personal account you will be prompted to do so. You will need to create an account in each eBook database to download eBooks and access other custom features.
  • Select a checkout period
  • Download eBook to Adobe Digital Editions
  • Select Open with Adobe Digital Editions
  • Adobe Digital Editions should automatically open. If it does not open, make sure the program is installed and either download the file again or save the file on your computer and open it after starting Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Adobe Digital Editions will automatically detect the presence of your device when it is connected to your computer.
  • Transfer items to and from the device bookshelf by clicking on the book title, then dragging and dropping the title into the device bookshelf.
  • eBooks will automatically expire after the designated checkout period. eBooks cannot be renewed, but you may download the eBook again if it is available.

 

+ Cite an eBook

MLA

Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication. Date of access.

 

E-book Example:
Roush, Chris. Inside Home Depot: How One Company Revolutionized an Industry through the Relentless Pursuit of Growth. New York: McGraw, 1999. Web. 4 Dec. 2005.

APA

If the work is not directly available online or must be purchased, use "Available from," rather than "Retrieved from," and point readers to where they can find it. For books available in print form and electronic form, include the publish date in parentheses after the author's name.

 

Author's last name, First initial. (Year) Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. edition. Retrieved from/Available from web address

 

E-book Example:

De Huff, E. W. (n.d.). Taytay’s tales: Traditional Pueblo Indian tales. Retrieved from http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/dehuff/taytay/taytay.html

 

OWL: Electronic Books

Chicago

Electronic books are cited exactly as their print counterparts with the addition of a media marker at the end of the citation: Kindle edition, PDF e-book, Microsoft Reader e-book, Palm e-book, CD-ROM, etc. Books consulted online are also cited exactly as their print counterparts with the addition of a DOI (or URL) at the end of the citation. Stable page numbers are not always available in electronic formats; therefore, you may, instead, include the number of chapter, section, or other easily recognizable locator.

 

Author's last name, First name. Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. edition. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Media marker.

 

E-book Example:

Lemon, Rebecca, Emma Mason, Johnathan Roberts, and Christopher Rowland, ed. The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. PDF e-book.

 

OWL Electronic Books