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AMA Style

AMA is the style of the American Medical Association and is published as the AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors. A copy may be found in the library at R119 .A533 2007. AMA style is followed primarily by the sciences at Trinity.

 

Citation Guides

A quick citation guide may be found by clicking here, and a longer explanation can be found here.

Find more information about in-text citations and reference pages.

 

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How is AMA different from MLA or APA?

  • Don't use the author’s last name for the in-text citations
  • Number each instance when you are referencing an article. (in the order with which you use that reference within your paper.) 
  • Use commas to separate multiple citation numbers in text
  • Unpublished works and personal communications should be cited in the text (and not on the reference list)
  • Superscript numbers: placed outside periods and commas; inside colons and semicolons
  • When citing the same source more than once, give the number of the original reference, then include the page number (in parentheses) where the information was found.

*Adapted from  http://www.lib.jmu.edu/citation/amaguide.pdf

 

Citation Examples

Journal article (print, 1 author)

Spencer J. Physician, heal thyself – but not on your own please. Med Educ. 2005; 89: 548-549. 

Journal article (print, 2-6 authors)

Salwachter AR, Freischlag JA, Sawyer RG, Sanfey HA. The training needs and priorities of male and female surgeons and their trainees. J Am Coll Surg. 2005; 201: 199-205.

Journal article (online) *if no doi, provide the URL for the specific article

Coppinger T, Jeanes YM, Hardwick J, Reeves S. Body mass, frequency of eating and breakfast consumption in 9-13- year-olds. J  Hum Nutr Diet. 2012; 25(1): 43-49. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-277X.2011.01184.x 

Journal article (library database)

Calhoun D, Trimarco T, Meek R, Locasto D. Distinguishing diabetes: Differentiate between type 1 & type 2 DM. JEMS. [serial online]. November 2011; 36(11):32-48. Available from: CINAHL Plus with Full Text, Ipswich, MA. Accessed July 6,2015.

Websites

Outbreak notice: Cholera in Haiti. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site.http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/outbreak-notice/haiti-cholera.htm.Published October 22, 2010. Updated January 9, 2012. Accessed February 5,2015.

Entire Book

Modlin J, Jenkins P. Decision Analysis in Planning for a Polio Outbreak in the United States. San Francisco, CA: Pediatric Academic Societies; 2004

Book chapter

Solensky R. Drug allergy: desensitization and treatment of reactions to antibiotics and aspirin. In: Lockey P, ed. Allergens and  Allergen Immunotherapy. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Marcel Dekker; 2004:585-606.

*Adapted from http://www.lib.jmu.edu/citation/amaguide.pdf