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Harvard Referencing Guide: eBooks

eBooks

eBooks

eBooks

eBooks

 

Many eBooks are also available as printed textbooks with identical content, layout and pagination. If you have used, and wish to reference such an eBook, you may, if you wish, reference it simply as a printed textbook!

However, if you prefer, or need to make a proper reference to an eBook (perhaps because a printed copy is not available), then you should reference is as shown here. Note that the publication details (place and publisher) are still included.

 

A reference for an eBook generally requires the following elements:

 

  • Author/editor
  • Year of publication                                -   (in round brackets)
  • Title of book In Italics                            -   (in italics)
  • Place of publication: publisher
  • Available at:                                          -   URL
  • (Accessed: date)

 

 

 Example

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In-text citation

During the time of the persecution,  a witch would generally be described as a woman with a sharp-tongue, a bad-temper and a tendency to argue with her neighbours (Farmer, 2016, P.13).

 

 

Full reference for the Reference List / Bibliography

Farmer, A. (2016) Access to history: the witchcraze of the 16th and 17th centuries. London: Hodder Education. Available at: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/wiganandleigh-ebooks/reader.action?docID=4442048 (Accessed: 28th January 2019).

 


Example:  A direct quotation from an  eBook that does not have page numbers.

 

If you wish to include a direct quotation from an eBook that does not display page numbers then you should, if possible, include the chapter/section heading:

 

A direct quotation from an ebook that does not have page numbers should generally contain the following elements: 

 

  • Author of the section
  • Year of publication                               -    (in round brackets)
  • Title of the section                                -    (in single quotation marks)
  • 'in' plus the author/editor of the book
  • Title of the book                                    -    (in italics)
  • Place of publication: publisher
  • Available at:                                          -   URL
  • (Accessed: date)

 

 

Note: In this example there is no named author and therefore we are using the 'corporate author'.

 

In-text citation

"Branson took little interest in academic studies, and only slightly more in sports. But he had a sense of confidence and self-belief" (Capston Press, 2003).

 

Full reference for the Reference List / Bibliography

Capstone Press (2003) 'Richard Branson' in Capstone Press, Capstone encyclopedia of business. Hobokon: Wiley. Available at: https://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/capstonebus/branson_richard/0?institutionId=96 [Accessed 29 January 2019].

 

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