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Citation Styles and References: AMA Style Formats

Citation basics

Give credit to the authors of any study or research that is not your own

Follow the formatting rules. AMA is often used but ask your professor for their preference

Ask the MWU librarians if you have questions

AMA Style Examples

Examples of citation styles by publication type. Always check the AMA Manual of Style for more examples or ask a librarian for assistance.

Online Journal Example

Ramdass MJ, Maharaj K, Mooteeram J, Dwarika W, Tilluckdharry C, Barrow S. Parotid gland tumours in a West Indian population: comparison to world trends. Mol Clin Oncol. 2015;3(1):167-170. doi: 10.3892/mco.2014.437

UpToDate Topic

Marion DW. Pacing the diaphragm: patient selection, evaluation, implantation, and complications. In: Post TW, ed. UpToDate. Waltham, MA: UpToDate; 2015. Accessed August 24, 2015.

Chapter in an Online Book

Resnick NM. Geriatric medicine. In: Braunwald E, Fauci AS, Isselbacher KJ, et al, eds. Harrison’s Online. Based on: Braunwald E, Hauser SL, Fauci AS, Kasper DL, Longo DL, Jameson JL, eds. Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. 15th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2001. Accessed December 6, 2005.

Government Reports

World Health Organization. Equitable access to essential medicines: a framework for collective action. Published March 2004. Accessed December 6, 2005.

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