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Referencing ebooks

This guide explains how to reference an ebook using the APA 7th referencing style.

University style is APA 7th here is a link to guide. If your department isn't using APA 7th then please refer to departmental referencing guide.

How do I reference an ebook?

How do I reference an ebook?

Referencing an ebook is very similar to referencing a print book. The format for an ebook reference using APA 7th will vary depending on whether the ebook has a DOI or not.

What is a DOI?

What is a DOI?

A DOI (Digital Object Identifer) is a unique set of numbers and letters assigned to an electronic publication on the Internet. The DOI means there is a persistent link to the location on the Internet.. The way an ebook is referenced changes dependant on whether the ebook has a DOI or not.  

How do I reference an ebook with a DOI?

How do I reference an ebook with a DOI?

Include the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) wherever possible.

  • Author/s in format: Surname, Initial/s.
  • Year of publication. (in round brackets) followed by a full stop
  • Title of book. (in italics, followed by a full stop)
  • Publisher. (followed by a full stop)
  • DOI (as a web link)

Brincker, R., & Ventura, C. (2015). Introduction to operational modal analysis. Wiley. http://doi.org/10.1002/9781118535141

 

How do I reference an ebook without a DOI?

How do I reference an ebook without a DOI

For electronic books without a DOI include the web address from which it was retrieved.

  • Author/s in format: Surname, Initial/s
  • (Year of publication). (in round brackets, followed by a full stop)
  • Title of book (in italics, followed by a full stop_
  • Publisher. (followed by a full stop)
  • http://www.xxxxx

Huggan, G., & Law, I. (Eds.). Racism postcolonialism Europe. Liverpool University Press. https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt5vjc6k

Where will I find the DOI for an ebook?

Where will I find the DOI for an ebook?

In Summon, click Preview, for more information about an ebook. Here you will find the DOI if the ebook has one.