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*Cite and Analyze Business Information: e-books

Citing and Analyzing Information tools for business students.


e-books from an e-book provider (database such as Gale):

Basic Citation Format:

Editor, A. (Date). Book title. Location: Publisher. Retrieved from <E-book Provider/Platform>.

Intext citation: (Author or Editor last name, Date) 

Citation Examples:

Kolb, R. (Ed.). (2008). Encyclopedia of business, ethics and society. Los Angeles: Sage Publications. Retrieved from Gale Virtual Reference Library.

e-books on the free Web:

General Citation Format:

Author, A. (Date). Book Title. <DOI or Available from URL>

Citation Examples:

Weathington, B. L., Cunningham, C. J. L., & Pittenger, D. J. (2012). Understanding business research. Hoboken, N.J: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781118342978. 

Intext citation:  (Weathington, Cunningham, & Pittenger, 2012)

Huxley, A. (1958, 2000 electronic edition). Brave new world revisited. New York: Rosetta Books. Electronic edition available from

Intext citation:  (Huxley, 1958, 2000)

Example of Work Cited in Another Work:

Boxall, P. & Purcell, J. (2008). Strategy and human resource management. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. In Budhwar, P. S. & Bhatnagar, J. (Eds). (2009). The changing face of people managment in India. (p. 162). New York: Routledge. Available from EBL E-book Library.

Intext citation:  (Boxall & Purcell, 2008)

Citing a Chapter of an e-book:

Citation Format:

Author, A.A., & Author B.B. (Date). Title of chapter. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book ( City, State_Abbreviation:Publisher. Retrieved from Resource_Name/URL.

Citation Example:

Anicama, C. (2011). Business responsibilities and human rights in Latin America: Lessons and inspiration for the future. In K. Bhuman, L. Roseberry, & M. Morsing (Eds.), Corporate social and human rights responsibilities (pp.185-201). New York, NY:Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from EBL database.

Intext citation:  (Anicama, 2011)