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Research Methods in Art History: Writing & Citing

This LibGuide is for Research Methods in Art History

Useful Writing About Art Books

MLA Style Guide

Print copies are located in the Library

Call Number:

LB 2369 .G53 2009

How to Cite an eBook

When citing eBooks, you should following the guidelines for citing nonperiodical web publications, found in section 5.6.2c (pp. 197-189) of the MLA Handbook.

The MLA Handbook states in section 5.6.1 (pg. 182) that you need not provide the URL for any online sources unless there is no other way to direct the reader to the source. Since articles in library databases can be found by searching  for titles and authors' names, including the URL is not necessary.


Author's Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher, copyright

     date. Source of eBook. Web. Date of Access.


Welch, Kathleen E. Electric Rhetoric: Classical Rhetoric, Oralism, and a

     New Literacy. Cambridge: MIT, 1999. netLibrary. Web. 21 Oct. 2004.

Purdue University OWL

Ebooks on Academic Writing