ISBN citation generator

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isbn citation generator

Cite websites, books, articles, ...

What is an ISBN citation generator and how can it help you?

Getting citations and reference lists correctly done can be very confusing and time-consuming.

The good news is that our ISBN citation generator can do it automatically for you and it is FREE to use! πŸŽ‰

Not convinced yet? Here are 5 reasons why you are going to love the BibGuru ISBN citation maker:

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With BibGuru we have made a citation tool that truly helps students to focus on the content of their work instead of worrying about how to get their reference list correctly done.

BibGuru can turn the ISBN number of any book into a correctly formatted APA citation or MLA citation in seconds! Those days of wasting time entering data manually or losing grades on incorrect bibliographies are finally gone!

If you need to know more about ISBNs check out our What is the ISBN? section.

Why, when, and what do I have to cite?

The broad scientific knowledge we have today is the accomplishment of many researchers over time. To put your own contribution in context, it is important to cite the work of the researchers who influenced you.

Cited sources can provide key background information, support or dispute your thesis, or offer important definitions and data. Citing also shows that you have personally read the work.

In addition to crediting the ideas of others that you used to build your own argument, you need to provide documentation for all facts and figures that are not common knowledge.

Common knowledge is knowledge that is known by everyone, or nearly everyone, and can basically concern any subject. An example for common knowledge would be "There are seven days in a week".

The number of sources you cite in your work depends on the intent of the paper. In most cases, you will need to cite one or two of the most representative sources for each key point.

However, if you are working on a review article, the aim is to present to the readers everything that has been written on a topic, so you will need to include a more exhaustive list of citations.

What is the ISBN number?

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An ISBN, or International Standard Book Number, is a numeric commercial book identifier, which is a number unique for every book including e-books and audio books.

ISBNs are calculated using a specific mathematical formula and include a check digit to validate the number. They are used by publishers, booksellers, libraries, and other retailers worldwide in the marketing and buying of books.

On most books, the ISBN number can be found on the back cover, next to the barcode. You most likely have seen them many times.

ISBNs usually start with 978 followed by 10 digits or 9 digits plus an X. An ISBN can be split into blocks of digits giving information about the language of the book and publisher.

How do I cite with ISBN?

With BibGuru, you can automatically create a citation in thousands of different citation styles just entering the ISBN of your book. All you need to do is pick a citation style and then search for the ISBN of your book. BibGuru will then automatically create an accurate citation in the style you chose.

While all the specific rules of the ISBN citation style might sound very complicated, you don't need to worry about getting them wrong with BibGuru.

Use our ISBN citation generator above to create the fastest and most accurate ISBN citations possible.


🐹 How do you cite an ISBN?

The easiest way to cite an ISBN is to simply use BibGuru. Just enter the ISBN of your book in the search box and BibGuru will automatically create an accurate citation in the style you chose.

πŸ”Ž Do you include ISBN in MLA citations?

ISBNs are not included in the Works Cited list in the MLA citation style for a number of reasons. If you want more information on that topic, the MLA Style Center is a good resource.

πŸ“– Does every book have an ISBN number?

Yes, every major and most minor publishers will automatically assign an ISBN to any book they publish. Only self-published books are most likely not going to have an ISBN. Also, ISBNs were developed only in the second half of the twentieth century, so older books won’t have them.

πŸ€·β€β™€οΈIs ISBN and DOI the same thing?

No, they are not the same thing. ISBNs are used to identify each unique publication whether in the form of a physical book or related materials such as eBooks or software. A DOI, or Digital Object Identifier, is a string of numbers, letters and symbols used to permanently identify an article or document and link to it on the web.

#️⃣ Where do I find the ISBN number on my book?

On most books, the ISBN number can be found on the back cover, next to the barcode.

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