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Welcome to our Health Sciences research guide. Click a tab on the left to get your research off the ground.



Helpful Databases

Helpful Websites

Online Videos

Alexander Street Press Videos

Citing online videos

Below the video, click on "cite", to get a list of correct citation formats. 

If AMA is not included on the list - follow this example:

Examination of the Knee. Healthy Learning, 2010. Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video. Web. 4 Nov. 2014. <>. 

Below the video, click on "embed/link" to get a permanent link to use in Powerpoint or class presentation.


  1. Searchable Transcripts
    All Alexander Street Press videos come with searchable transcripts, so that you not only find videos that deal with your topic briefly, but jump right to relevant parts of the video.
  2. Create Clips
    You can easily create a clip of any video, making it easy to excerpt videos for use in the classroom.
  3. Mobile Access
  4. Watch Alexander Street Press Videos on your mobile device.
  5. Jump Straight from Transcript to Video
    The transcripts are hyperlinked to corresponding sections of the video, so that you can click on any sentence in the transcript and start watching the video from that point seamlessly.
  6. Cite Permanent Links
    Alexander Street Press provides the ability to link permanently to both full videos and user created clips, making it easy to point other users back to the video in a citation.
  7. Create Playlists
    Create playlists of clips and videos and share them with other users. 

AMA Style

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.


Video tutorials:


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  • Unpublished works and personal communications should be cited in the text (and not on the reference list)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.

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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.


Outbreak notice: Cholera in Haiti. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site. 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.

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