[Air-L] Citing from a Kindle

Lane DeNicola denicola at alum.rpi.edu
Wed Jan 5 01:14:14 PST 2011

How about the Chicago Manual of Style citation guidelines, 16th
edition?  Presumably journal editors/reviewers would find *those*


I quote here, minus italics:

Book published electronically

If a book is available in more than one format, cite the version you
consulted. For books consulted online, list a URL; include an access
date only if one is required by your publisher or discipline. If no
fixed page numbers are available, you can include a section title or a
chapter or other number.

1. Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (New York: Penguin Classics,
2007), Kindle edition.
2. Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner, eds., The Founders’
Constitution (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987), accessed
February 28, 2010, http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/.
3. Austen, Pride and Prejudice.
4. Kurland and Lerner, Founder’s Constitution, chap. 10, doc. 19.

Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Penguin Classics, 2007.
Kindle edition.
Kurland, Philip B., and Ralph Lerner, eds. The Founders’ Constitution.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987. Accessed February 28,
2010. http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/.


On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 4:40 PM, <air-l-request at listserv.aoir.org> wrote:
> Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2011 10:32:17 -0500
> From: jeremy hunsinger <jhuns at vt.edu>
> To: Alex Halavais <alex at halavais.net>
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> Subject: Re: [Air-L] Citing from a Kindle
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> how about a group that centers on bibliography and citation much more closely, like MLA or IFLA or somesuch?
> as for page numbers, let me say this... if you submit a paper to a journal and it comes to me without them or some similarly recognized convention, I'm probably going to note that in the review and require it to be done, and I think any editor or reviewer would do the same.   As i said, i don't think you necessarily need them for direct quotes, and i think you don't necessarily need them in certain other common sense instances, but sometimes... for reference page numbers or other indexical values are necessary.   If a reviewer or editor can't find what you are talking about in a text, they should be... worried...  Currently then, the practice is to include them for due diligence.  Whether, that changes in our lifetime... i don't know, it could.  Should we reject it or change it, for my part, no.  I like page numbers immensely, they make my life much easier.

Dr. Lane DeNicola
Lecturer in Digital Anthropology
Department of Anthropology
University College London

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