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📄 References & Citations

Check out Perlego's automatic citation generator, including over 20 styles and in-text citations with page numbers

Updated over a week ago

References & citations generator

  1. Open the ebook you want to cite

  2. Click on the quotation (") icon in the menu on the left-hand side

    1. or use the keyboard shortcut, P

  3. Choose your referencing style by clicking on the dropdown

  4. Click Copy to copy the citation


List of styles

We have 22 different types of referencing styles available in our eBook reader, but we're always keen to hear if we don't have the one you need.

  • AAA (American Anthropological Association)

  • ACS (American Chemical Society)

  • AMA (American Medical Association)

  • APA 6 (American Psychological Association 6th edition)

  • APA 7 (American Psychological Association 7th edition)

  • APSA (American Political Science Association)

  • Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (author-date)

  • Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (full note)

  • CSE (Council of Science Editors)

  • Harvard

  • Harvard (Australian style)

  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

  • MHRA (Modern Humanities Research Association - author-date)

  • MLA 7 (Modern Language Association 7th edition)

  • MLA 8 (Modern Language Association 8th edition)

  • NLM (National Library of Medicine)

  • OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities)

  • SBL (Society for Biblical Literature)

  • SBL (Society for Biblical Literature Full Note)

  • Turabian

  • Turabian 9

  • Vancouver


In-text citations

In-text citations with page numbers are currently available for our 6 most popular referencing styles:

  • APA 6

  • APA 7

  • Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition

  • Harvard

  • OSCOLA

  • Turbian 9

1. Select the text you want to cite in the Perlego Reader

2. Select the quotation marks in the pop up

3. Your in-text citation, complete with page numbers, will automatically be added to your referencing tab in your chosen style, ready to copy into your work!


Identifying page numbers

PDF ebooks, like the one pictured above, will include fixed page numbers matching the print edition.

The Page Counter provides page numbers true to the digital edition of the ebook.

For purposes of referencing, both are accurate, but we recommend using the fixed page numbers if they're available.


Citing ebooks without page numbers

Page numbers may not be available for every title.

If there are no page numbers, please consult your style guidelines or instructor.

🪄 Pro tip: Most style guidelines suggest using the narrowest location reference to cite when page numbers are unavailable, such as the chapter title, section title, or paragraph number.


More support 💙

For additional resources on how to reference, check out our Knowledge Base 🧠

We have been working hard to include page numbers on all of the eBooks within our library. Follow Perlego’s Roadmap to learn about and leave feedback on new releases and updates!

If you need any help or have any additional questions please feel encouraged to reach out to our Customer Support Team via [email protected] or live chat (available Sunday-Friday 9 am - 8 pm GMT, though hours may vary).


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