Citing ebooks can be difficult. They do not always have page numbers, or their page numbers may not correspond to the same pages as the physical copy. Further, many ebook websites provide different sample citations while professing to use the same citation style.
On this page you will find more information to help generate clear and consistent citations for ebooks.
Providing accurate page numbers is an important part of creating citations, however there are issues that ebooks, depending on their format, can have with pagination.
For more information on citing Electronic Legal Deposit ebooks, see the 'Electronic Legal Deposit guide - citing pages' link below.
Ebook platforms (e.g. Ebook Central, EBSCOHost and Oxford Scholarship Online) allow you to create citations when you are viewing an ebook on their websites. This is often a quick and easy way to create citations. However, you should be aware that:
These citations were created using the cite functionality on Ebook Central, EBSCOHost and Oxford Scholarship Online.
Boulter, S. (2007). The rediscovery of common sense philosophy. Retrieved from https://ebookcentral.proquest.com
Boulter, S 2007, The Rediscovery of Common Sense Philosophy, Palgrave Macmillan Limited, London. Available from: ProQuest Ebook Central. [25 June 2019].
Caramani, D. (2004). The Nationalization of Politics : The Formation of National Electorates and Party Systems in Western Europe. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=157979&site=ehost-live
Caramani, D. (2004) The Nationalization of Politics : The Formation of National Electorates and Party Systems in Western Europe. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=157979&site=ehost-live (Accessed: 25 June 2019).
(2013-09-12). Casullo, A., & Thurow, J. (Eds.), The A Priori in Philosophy. : Oxford University Press,. Retrieved 25 Jun. 2019, from https://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695331.001.0001/acprof-9780199695331.
The A Priori in Philosophy. Eds. Casullo, Albert, and Joshua C. Thurow. : Oxford University Press, September 26, 2013. Oxford Scholarship Online. Date Accessed 25 Jun. 2019 <https://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695331.001.0001/acprof-9780199695331>.