Answered By: Lizah Ismail
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2016     Views: 36


To cite from an e-book, please see this citiation guide from thePurdue OWL. APA and AMA are two separate citation styles and require different formats. Here is the link from Purdue OWL: which contains the following:

Electronic Books

Electronic books may include books found on personal websites, databases, or even in audio form. Use the following format if the book you are using is only provided in a digital format or is difficult to find in print. If the work is not directly available online or must be purchased, use "Available from," rather than "Retrieved from," and point readers to where they can find it. For books available in print form and electronic form, include the publish date in parentheses after the author's name. For references to e-book editions, be sure to include the type and version of e-book you are referencing (e.g., "[Kindle DX version]"). If DOIs are available, provide them at the end of the reference.


De Huff, E. W. (n.d.). Taytay’s tales: Traditional Pueblo  Indian tales. Retrieved from

In your case, you will substitute your ebook information in the above citation style.
However, note that the above citation is only used if the ebook is only provided in digital format or difficult to find in print. To double check that the ebook you are using is only provided in digital format at Limestone, go to the KATE catalog on the library website and search for the book there. If it is available in print, use the APA citation style for print books. See:

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