How do I cite a PDF?
In most citation styles, file type has little, if any, impact on the citation.
It is the source type that determines the format of a citation. Common source types include books, journal articles, and webpages.
If you would like to cite a PDF file, consider what type of source it is. Is it a book? A journal article? A government report? Something else?
For more information about citing a variety of online sources, please see RDP Library’s citation guides: