Answered By: Laurie Bastien
Last Updated: Jul 12, 2017     Views: 22

If citing a Kindle eBook or an eTextbook in the reference list, you will need to know the type of eBook version you have (e.g., Kindle DX version, or Adobe Digital Editions version). Also, if there is no publisher information available, you will need to include either the book's DOI number or where the book was downloaded from, if there is no DOI (e.g., Amazon.com). For example:

Lastname, F. (2013). How to cite a Kindle book [Adobe Digital Editions].
http://dx.doi.org/10.1000/182

Weygandt, J. J., Kieso, D. E., & Warfiled, T. D. (2011). Intermediate accounting
(14th ed.) [Kindle Book]. Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com

For more information, refer to chapter 7 of the Publication Manual, (particularly examples, 19, 20, and 21).

Citing a direct quote in-text can be a bit more confusing, often because there are no page numbers associated with an eBook. This can be avoided simply by paraphrasing the information and thus avoiding the need for a page number. However, if a direct quote is used, include the chapter, section, and paragraph number in place of the page number. For example:

"Smoke was not the only urban filth attracting the attention of the municipal housekeepers" (Freese, 2003, Chapter 1, Section 2, para. 5).

For more information, refer to Section 6.05 of the APA Publication Manual.

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