Would You Allow Students to Quote Kindle Editions. . .

. . . in short 150-word assignments? Or do you insist on a regular, MLA (APA, whatever)-style bibliography even for very short pieces that students hand in?

P.S. When will the Kindle finally do what Nook does and offer actual page numbers that correspond to print editions of the books? They do that and they kick the Nook off the market completely.

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10 comments on “Would You Allow Students to Quote Kindle Editions. . .

  1. I have only run across this issue a couple of times. But if I am remembering correctly, I think there is a way to quote Kindle Editions according to MLA guidelines. And so I tell students they can use the Kindle Edition as long as they are following MLA. (And I agree. It’s ridiculous that Kindles don’t have page numbers.)

    • ” But if I am remembering correctly, I think there is a way to quote Kindle Editions according to MLA guidelines. ”

      – Oh really? I had no idea such changes have been introduced. This is really good news!!!

  2. The APA has a way to cite Kindle books, I think on their blog. I can’t help with MLA, but I get page numbers on my Kindle App on the computer and I thought that newer editions of the Kindle (mine is from 2009) had this ability as well.

  3. I think that page numbers don’t make sense for e-books. You can zoom the text in and out, which would change the number of “pages” and it seems anti-progress to base the page numbering on what page it would be in a particular paper edition of the same book.
    The kindle uses locations in texts, so it seems like locations would make more sense than page #s.

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