Students often ask us how they should cite eBooks that don't contain page numbers.

All ePUBs are designed by the publishers without page numbers because they are made to be mobile responsive (you can change the font size, style etc).

We've taken guidance from international academic best practice to build our citation tool. The majority of academic referencing styles suggest using the most narrow location reference to cite when a page number is not available - in the case of ePUBs that would be the chapter or section number, and paragraph number.

We're also working on a feature that would make this easier for students!

Here is an example of how to cite a direct quotation from an ePUB:

(Slater and Quinn 2012, Chapter 2, Section 1, para.8)

If you need anything else or have any questions, then feel free to get in touch 😊

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