Q. How do I create an APA reference for an eBook (electronic book) from a library database?


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. Publisher. DOI or permanent link from library database

Sample reference:

Skloot, R. (2010). The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks. Crown. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?



Matching in-text citation:

(Skloot, 2010).


  • Last Updated Jun 24, 2020
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  • Answered By Sara Fillbrandt, Digital Services Librarian

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