In MLA 8th Edition, there are three possible ways to cite an eBook.
1) If the eBook you accessed has a URL or DOI, cite the book just like you would if it were in print. Then add the name of the database or website you used to access the online book, and add a URL or other location indicator at the end of the citation.
Author's Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Publisher, Publication Year. Database name, URL/DOI.
Example - eBook with URL/DOI:
Wright, Steve. Digital Compositing for Film and Video. Focal Press, 2013. Proquest Ebrary, 0-site.ebrary.com.library.academyart.edu/lib/academyart/detail.action?docID=10399317
2) If the eBook lacks a URL—i.e. books read on a personal device or computer requiring specific software (e.g., Kindle, EPUB) — use following format.Format:
Author's Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. E-reader type, Publisher, Publication Year.
Example - eBook with No URL, Software/eReader Known:
Dunn, Barbara. More Than a Song: Exploring the Healing Art of Music Therapy. Kindle ed., University Book Store Press, 2015.
3) If the eBook lacks a URL and the personal device or software is unknown, the format is the same as above, however, use “e-book” instead of Kindle, EPUB, etc.
Example - eBook with No URL, Software/eReader Unknown
Dunn, Barbara. More Than a Song: Exploring the Healing Art of Music Therapy. e-book, University Book Store Press, 2015.
MLA Multimedia Sources (7th Edition)
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Speaker(s) if available. "Title of Podcast Episode." Title of Podcast. Publisher or Sponsor, Date of publication or posting. Title of Larger Site. Medium consulted. Date of access.
Fogarty, Mignon."Are You Annoyingly Redundant?"Grammar Girl.Audible,7 Aug. 2009.Quick and Dirty Tips.Web.20 Aug. 2009.
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Speaker(s) if available. "Title of Podcast Episode." Title of Podcast. Publisher or Sponsor, Date of publication or posting. Medium consulted.
Fogarty, Mignon."Are You Annoyingly Redundant?"Grammar Girl.Audible,7 Aug. 2009.MP3 file.
MLA Handbook Sections 5.7.2 & 5.7.18
Artist if available. Title or Description of Image. Year of image. Sponsor or Owner. Title of Larger Site. Medium consulted. Date of access.
Netter, Frank.Heart.2005.University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.BioArt of Frank H. Netter, M.D., Exhibit.Web.10 Mar. 2008.
MLA Handbook Sections 5.7.6 & 5.6.2d
Images (With No Author, No Title, No Date)
Description of Image. n.d. Sponsor or Owner. Title of Larger Site. Medium consulted. Date of access. <URL of website>.
Untitled Chest X-ray.n.d.Science Photo Library.Heart Failure Matters.Web.5 Mar. 2008.<http://www.heartfailurematters.org/EN/UnderstandingHeartFailure/Pages/174.aspx>.
Tip: The URL is included in this example because the item would be too difficult to find with so little citation information.
MLA Handbook Sections 5.7.6 & 5.6.2d
Title of Video. Dir. Name of director. and/or Perf. Name of performer. Name of distributor, Year of original release. Medium consulted.
The New Cosmos: Eyes on the Universe.Dir. Michelle Mansfield.UWTV,1996.Videocassette.
MLA Handbook Section 5.7.3
Videos (Television Episode)
"Title of Episode or Segment." Title of Program or Series. Name of network. Call letters, City of Local Station, Date of broadcast. Medium of reception.
"The Elegant Universe: Einstein's Dream."Nova.Narr. Brian Greene.Public Broadcasting System.WGBH,Boston,28 Oct. 2003.Television.
MLA Handbook Section 5.7.1
Title of Video. Dir. Name of director. and/or Perf. Name of performer. Name of distributor, Year of release. Title of Larger Site. Medium consulted. Date of access.
The Descent of Finance.Perf. Niall Ferguson and Adi Ignatius.Harvard Business Publishing,2009.YouTube.Com.Web.3 Aug. 2009.
MLA Handbook Sections 5.7.3 & 5.6.2d
Author(s). Title of software. City of publication: Publisher, Date of publication. Medium consulted.
Lauer, Kathy and Sally Brozenec.Pathophysiology.Springhouse, PA:Springhouse Corp,1999.CD-ROM.
MLA Handbook Section 5.7.17