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How to Cite an E-book

Generally, you should format an e-book citation in much the same way as a print book citation, however some additional information, such as date and location of access, is required. Visit NYU Libraries Citation Style Guide for more information on how to cite sources and citation management tools.


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ACS (American Chemical Society)

General Format
Author Surname Initials; Author 2; Author 3; etc. Title [Online]; Series Information (if any); Publisher: Place of Publication, Year; Volume Number, Pagination, URL (accessed Month, Day, Year).

Dyall, K. G.; Faegri, K. Introduction to relativistic quantum chemistry [Online]; Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK, 2007; p 15. (accessed Jun 14, 2010).

AMA (American Medical Association)

General Format
Author Surname Initials. Title [e-book]. Place of Publication: Publisher; Date. Retrieved From. Access Date.

Roemmelt AF. Haunted Children: Rethinking Medication of Common Psychological Disorders [e-book]. Albany, NY: SUNY Press; 1998. Available from: Netlibrary. Accessed June 4, 2001.

APA (American Psychological Association)

General Format
Editor Surname, First initial. Middle initial. (Ed.). OR Author Surname,First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Title. Place of
        Publication: Publisher. Retrieved from home-page-of-source

Boothe, R. (2005). A perspective of northern ideals: [Ebook Central Reader version]. Retrieved from http://www.Ebook

ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)

General Format
Author. (Author) Title, Publisher, Place of Publication. <URL> (Date of access).

Melan, J. (1913) Theory of arches and suspension bridges, D.B. Steinman, translator, Myron C. Clark, Chicago. <> (Dec. 5, 2003).

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)

General Format
[Citation number] Author’s Name, Initials. Year of Publication, Title of Book, Publisher, City of Publication. [Type of medium].  Available: URL

[1] Saxby, G., 1996, Practical Holography, 2nd ed., Prentice Hall, New York, NY. [Online]. Available:

Chicago Manual of Style

General Format
Author Surname, First Name or Initial. Title. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Format.

Hellman, Hal. Great Feuds in Science: Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever. New York: John Wiley, 1998. Net Library e-book.

CSE Style (Council of Science Editors)

General Format
Author Surname AA./Editor BB. Year. Title. [Internet]. Place of Publication (State or Prov): Publisher name. [cited year Mmm dd]. Available from: URL

Meehan ER, Riordan E, editors. 2002. Sex & money: feminism and political economy in the media. [Internet]. Minneapolis (MN): University of Minnesota Press; [cited 2011 Jan 21]. Available from:

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

General Format
Citation number enclosed in square brackets, offset from the rest of the citation   Author(s), Title (in italics), Edition - if not the first, Place of publication: Publisher, Year of publication, Page(s). [Type of medium].  Available: URL

      H. Inose, P. Fingle, and J.R. Pierce, Information Technology and Civilization, 2nd ed., New York: Freeman, 1984,
           pp. 105-121.
[Online]. Available:

MLA (Modern Languages Association)

General Format
Author Surname, First Name or Initial. Book Title: Subtitle. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Title of Database or Web
. Medium. Date of Access [Day Month

Wynne, Derek. Leisure, Lifestyle, and the New Middle Class: A Case Study. London: Routledge, 2002. Ebook Central. Web. 25
         June 2009.