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Answered By: Sara Stambaugh, Digital Services Librarian
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2016     Views: 1199

Note: If you are creating a reference and citation for an eTextbook, please see our ANSWER on that, because eTextbooks are a little different than "regular" eBooks.


Reference Pattern:

Author. (Date). Title. Retrieval information.

Sample Reference (see more below):

Louv, R. (2008). Last child in the woods. Retrieved 
      from http://www.workman.com/


Sample in-text citations that match the above reference:

According to Louv (2008), children should have the opportunity to go outside on a frequent...

Children learn more in the outdoors than commonly assumed (Louv, 2008).


Creating Your Own References:

  1. Login to your NoodleTools account.
  2. Create a project or use a pre-existing project 
  3. Click on the Sources tab.
  4. Click on the +Create New Citation button.
  5. Select the tab for Database.
  6. Click on Book from the menu.
  7. Fill in the information about the book requested.
  8. Click on Submit.

 

Example References from the Library's eBook DATABASES:

  • Credo eReference

             Dictionary of computing (5th ed.). (2004). Retrieved from http://www.acblack.com

Pass, C., Lowes, B., Chadwick, L., Pendleton, A., Afferson, M.,

O'Reilly, D. (2006). Collins dictionary of business. Retrieved from

http://www.collinslanguage.com/

  • eBooks via EBSCO

Garrett, D. Bradbary, D. (2005). Herding chickens: Innovative techniques

for project management. Retrieved from http://www.wiley.com/

Long, K. (1999). Frogs: A wildlife handbook. Retrieved

from http://www.johnsonbooks.com/

  • Gale eReference

Scholarships, fellowships and loans (23rd ed.). (2007). Retrieved from

http://www.gale.cengage.com/

  •  Safari

Barker, C. (2011). Photoshop down & dirty tricks for designers.

Retrieved from http://www.peachpit.com/ 
 

  • Cloud Library

‚ÄčMartel, Y. (2004). Life of Pi [PDF eBook]. 

Note: Cloud Library books are actually read from the Cloud Library app. Use our instructions on references for materials inside apps.

Why did we use the book publisher URL instead of the URL of the book in the database or to the database?

Section 6.31 of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association states:

“If no DOI has been assigned to the content, provide the home page URL of the journal or of the book or report publisher. If you are accessing the article from a private database, you may need to do a quick web search to locate this URL” (pp. 91-92).

APA's examples of electronic book references seem to follow this. See reference example 19 on page 203.

 

Why did we use the [version] in the Cloud Library books?

If you need to cite an eBook that you downloaded to your computer or to a device like a Kindle, iPhone, Andorid phone, Nook, eReader or MP3 player, the method in which you read it the book is incorporated into the citation at the place reserved for the publication.

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