How do I cite an e-book (kindle) in MLA format?

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justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

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Citations in the format specified by the Modern Language Association or MLA are quite simple to use and are widely found in academic literature.

According to the rules laid down by the MLA, to cite an e-book the following pieces of information have to be included in the citation:

  • Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Initial.
  • Title of Book: Subtitle of Book.
  • edition.
  • Place of Publication: Publisher, Year.
  • Name of Database.
  • Place of access.
  • Date of access.

It does not matter which device the e-book has been accessed. The final format has to be in the form:

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Initial. Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. edition. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Name of Database. Place of access. Date of access.

The following (fictitious) example will make this clearer.

Silly, String. Citing a Book. New York: SSP, 2011. www.sillystring.com. Web. 4 April 2011.

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sillystring | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 3) eNoter

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But kindles don't show page numbers. How do I create an in-text citation?

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