about this tool

About this tool

Create an MLA formatted citation for an electronic Book by filling in as many boxes as you can. A different format is used for a print Book. In some cases, information may not be available. If so, leave those fields blank.

The format for citing an electronic Book in MLA style is:

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

MLA Citation Wizard

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Electronic Book Citation

Fill in the information below to cite an online book
Author's or Editor's Last name First Name, M.I. help

First Name citing

Write out the author's first name. If required, include the first initial with no punctuation


    Phillip J

Add more authors manually on the next page

Book Title help

Citing the Title

Enter the Book title. If there is a subtitle, include it following a colon. The Wizard will italicize the citation.


    The Cold War
    Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
Edition help

Edition citing

1st edition is not cited. Abbreviate edition as ed (the wizard will add the punctuation)

Publisher or Press City
Name of Database
Publication Date Date of Access help

Date formatting

Start with the date (no punctuation) abbreviate the Month followed by the year.


    9 Feb. 2016
    23 June 2015