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Nontraditional Sources: eReader Books

Last updated 6/13/2016


Visual: Walden logo appears at the bottom of the screen along with a notepad and pencil background.

Audio: Guitar music plays.


Visual: “Walden University Writing Center. Your writing, grammar, and APA experts” appears in center of screen. Background changes to stack of leather-bound books on a table. “Nontraditional Sources. eReader Books”  text appears in center of screen.

Slide changes to one titled “eReader Books”. Body of slide reads: Inman, J.A. (2000). Taking flight with OWLs: Explaining electronic writing center work [Kindle version]. Retrieved from

Audio: All right, and E-reader books are another common source that you may use. They're going to be cited very similarly to --any kind of book here. And you have your author, your year, your title information, and then you want to make sure to include the version that you are reading from, if it's an electronic book. So in this case, it's the kindle version. Because it's something that's retrieved from online, you will also include that retrieval information.


Visual: At bottom of screen appears a text box that reads: (Inman, 2000, “OWL Websites,” para. 5)

Audio: And then in this case, you have kind of an interesting in-text citation here. We have the author and the year, and here, we might have a chapter in the book or a section in the book to kind of show where that information is coming from, and then the paragraph number. So you can include more information in your in-text citation if you think it's going to help your reader locate that information. Perhaps the "Taking Flight With OWLs" – perhaps that book is separated into multiple sections and you're only citing information from the OWL website's section, you can put that into your in-text citation and use the paragraph number so that it's not,  not as difficult for your reader to track down that information.

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