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This guide was designed to provide you with assistance in citing your sources when writing an academic paper.
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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This guide was designed to provide you with assistance in citing your sources when writing an academic paper.

Explore the tabs above to locate the citation style required by your professor. You can click on the drop down menu to find examples for the style listed.

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Kindles, iPads, mobile devices, OH MY...

Wondering how to cite a book or article you found on your mobile device, well until the style manuals catch up with technology here's one solution  we recommend. For online and other electronic books follow the guidelines for print books with the addition of information regarding the format. Some readers provide location information that you can use instead of page numbers.

For  Example:

Instead of publisher information include the DOI if available or the source of the book download.

Davenport, B. (2007). Myth and fact [Kindle DX version]. Retrieved from 

Davenport, B. (2007). Myth and fact [Adobe Digital Editions Version].   

Guessing the page number
You can also use the "search inside" feature provided by Amazon but dealing with page numbers is currently not practical with these applications.

For in-text citations add whatever location information is available such as chapter or location (if stable).

(Davenport, 2007, Chapter 2:1, locations, 59-63).

(Wallis, 2005, Chapter 5, Section 3, para. 7).

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Purdue Online Writing Lab

The Owl At Purdue website has basic guidance in all major styles of citation. Click the link below to visit the site.

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This LibGuide was created with the aid of  Scott Pfitzinger, Information Commons & Technology Librarian at Butler University, Indianapolis, IN. The examples appear on his personal guide and are used with his permission. Thanks, Scott!


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