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Quick Guide to MLA Style: E-Book Citation

This is a guide to citing sources for research papers in MLA Style

MLA 8th Ed. - E-Book Sources (Historical and Modern)

To cite an e-book, cite as much as you can of the print publication, and then add the name of the provider and/or the URL of the book (if a durable URL is available).


Work from Early English Books Online or Other Historical E-Book Database (NOTE: it is customary with works printed before 1900 to omit the name of the publisher)
Milton, John. Areopagitica; A Speech of Mr. John Milton for the Liberty of Vnlicens'd Printing, to the Parlament of England. London, 1644. Early English Books Online,

Bradley, A. C. Shakespearean Tragedy. Macmillan and Co., 1914. HathiTrust Digital Library,;view=1up;seq=15