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AMA Style Citation Examples: Home

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How to cite:

Articles

  • journal, magazine and newspaper articles

Books

  • print and online books/book chapters

Web

  • entire websites, single web pages

Gov't/Legal

  • cases, laws, government documents.

Media

  • images, music, video

Unpublished

  • interviews, surveys, class notes, etc.

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AMA style manual

AMA style basics

  1. Items are listed numerically using Arabic numbers in the order they are cited in the text.
  2. Authors:  use initials of first and second names with no spaces or punctuation.  Ex:  Brady BL.
  3. Include up to six authors.  If there are more than six then list only the first three, followed by et. al.
  4. If no author start with the title.
  5. Websites include the name of the webpage, the name of the entire website, the full date of the page (if available), and the date you viewed it. Provide the URL that works as close as possible with th date of publication.
  6. If the article has a DOI then use that in place of the URL.
  7. If the citation extends to the next line do NOT indent.
  8. Use PubMed abbreviations for journal titles.  See list here
  9. Single word titles are not abbreviated. 
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