Guide: How to cite a E-book or PDF in MLA style

Guide: How to cite a E-book or PDF in MLA style

Cite A E-book or PDF in MLA style

Ads keep us free. Upgrade to remove.

Use the following template to cite a e-book or pdf using the MLA citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the MLA style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Author Surname, Author Forename. Title. City: Publisher, Year Published. Web. Date Accessed.


Muñoz, Sarah-Anne. Children In The Outdoors. 1st ed. the Sustainable Development Research Centre, 2009. Web. 6 Oct. 2014.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


(Author Surname)


“Denying children of a chance to encounter nature, no matter how small, ‘robs them of the very essence of life"(Engwicht, 1992: 6)”, Matthews and Limb (1999), p. 78 (Muñoz)

Popular MLA Citation Guides

Other MLA Citation Guides

Join Us!

Save Time and Improve Your Marks with Cite This For Me

10,587 students joined last month!!

  • ✔ Save your bibliographies for longer
  • ✔ Quick and accurate citation program
  • ✔ Save time when referencing
  • ✔ Make your student life easy and fun
  • ✔ Use plagiarism checker
  • ✔ Create and edit multiple bibliographies