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This quick guide provides examples of common citation format in AMA (American Medical Association) Style. For complete citation information, please come to the library to check the book, American Medical Association Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors, 10th ed., 2007. You can find the style manual in the CVM Library or in the Research Services Department, on the 2nd floor of the Mitchell Memorial Library.
Examples of Citing Journal Articles
Articles from journals with volume numbers
Sloan JA, Cella D, Hays RD. Clinical significance of patient-reported questionnaire data: another step toward consensus. J Clin Epidemiol. 2005;58:1217-1219.
Articles from journals without volume numbers
Timmerman MG. Medical problems of adolescent female athletes.
Articles from journals with supplements
National Kidney Foundation. Clinical practice guidelines for nutrition in chronic renal failure. Am J Kidney Dis. 2000;35(6 Suppl 2):S1-140.
Articles from online journals with volume and page information
Land SR, Wickerham DL, Costantino JP, et al. Patient-reported symptoms and quality of life during treatment with tamoxifen or raloxifene for breast cancer prevention. JAMA [serial online]. 2006;295:2742-2751. Available from: American Medical Association,
Articles from online journals without volume and page information
Weber JT, Courvalin P. An emptying quiver: antimicrobial drugs and resistance. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online]. June 2005.
Examples of Citing Books and Book Chapters
Seidel HM. Mosby's Guide to Physical Examination. 5th ed.
Ehrlich PR, Ehrlich AH. Betrayal of Science and Reason: How Anti-environmental Rhetoric Threatens Our Future.
(If there are more than six authors, only give the names of the first three authors; use et al after the third author.)
Book with editors
Rizzo SR, Trudeau MD, eds. Clinical Administration in Audiology and Speech-language Pathology.
Chapter in a book
Sherbourne CD. Social functioning: sexual problems measures. In: Stewart
Chapter in a volume in a series
Fitzpatrick JM, Sonka M, eds. Medical Image Processing and Analysis.
(If the volumes have no separate titles, the volume number should be given after the general title: Sussman M, ed. Molecular Medical Microbiology. Vol 3.
Examples of Citing Special Materials
Articles from newspapers
Lee JS. Colleges make way for internships. The New York Times. July 19, 2006:B7.
Articles from theses and dissertations
Articles from online databases
CANCERNET-PDQ [database online].
Articles from Web sites
Articles from ERIC documents
Kosakowski J. The Benefits of Information Technology.
Berry D. Molecular visualizations of DNA [Video]. YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UoKYGKxxMI. Published May 3, 2007. Accessed April 16, 2015.
[This AMA citation guide was developed by Li Zhang and updated on July 21, 2019. Please send any comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.]