Cite Google Books as a source

If you cite a Google Book as a source, you may need reference information.

How to find a Google Book’s bibliographic info

  1. Find a book you want to cite by searching on

  2. Click a book.

  3. To the left of the page, click About this book.

  4. On the “About this book” page, scroll down to Bibliographic information.

Download info to bibliographic management software

If you're using bibliographic management software such as BibTex, Endnote, or RefMan, you can click the appropriate button next to “Export Citation” to download and import the citation.

Note: All citation formats can be viewed as text files by changing the file extension to “.txt” or by opening in a text editor.

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