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AMA Citation Guide

All information on this page can be found in the print edition:

AMA manual of style : a guide for authors and editors. American Medical Association Manual of Style. 10th edition (2007). Call #:R 119 .A533 2007 located in Reference - 2nd Floor South (Non-Circulating)
See: Chapter 3 References (p 39-79)

 **Additional online help view Dr Abel Scribe's AMA Style Stat! website.

Most commonly cited:


NOTE: References should be listed in numeric order on the Reference list, with numbers referring to the order references appear in research paper.

Citing Books:

Book: one author (3.12.2, p. 53)

Jewell DJ. Guide to Evidence-based Physical Therapy Practice. Sudbury, Mass: Jones and Bartlett; 2008.

 

Book: more than one author - up to six authors (3.7, p.44-45) *List all authors up to six, otherwise list first three followed by "et al."

Carpenter C, Suto M. Qualitative Research for Occupational and Physical Therapists: A Practical Guide. Ames, Iowa: Blackwell Pub; 2008.

 

Edited Book (3.12.5, p54)

Jacobs K, ed. Ergonomics for therapists. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby Elsevier; 2008.

 

Article or chapter in an edited book (3.12.4, p53)

Lessin B. Merging Science/Technology Libraries: A Valuable Planning Option. In: Schlembach M.C, ed. Information Practice in Science and Technology.Binghamton, NY: Haworth; 2001:3-16.

 

Governement or Agency Bulletins (3.13.2, p57)

U.S. Department. of Health and Human Services. Healthy People 2010: Tracking Healthy People 2010. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services: 2000.

 

Citing Print Journals, Articles and Newspapers

Journal Article: (3.11.1, p47-49)

Klein, T. Credentialing the Nurse Practionioner in Your Workplace: Evaluating Scope for Safe Practice. Nurs Admin Q. 2008;32(4):273-278.


Journal Article: two authors

Brekken S, Sheets V. Pain Mangement. Nurse Admin Q. 2008;32(4):288-295.


Newspaper (3.13.1, p57)

Tarkan L. E.R. Patients often left confused after visits. New York Times. September 16, 2008:D1.

 

Citing Online Journals

Journal without DOI:(3.15.1, p64-67)

Mitchel J M, Scott E. Physician ownership of physical therapy services. Effects on charges, utilization, profits, and service characteristics. JAMA, 1992; 268:2055-2059. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/268/15/2055. Accessed Septmeber 15, 2008.


Journals with DOI: (3.15.1, p64-67)

Babl F E, Mandrawa C, O'Sullivan, Crellin, D. Procedural pain and distress in young children as perceived by medical and nursing staff. Acute Pain 2008;10(2):108.DOI:10.1016/j.acpain.2008.05.043.

*When a DOI is provided, it is not necessary to also list the URL or date accessed.


For the most up-to-date citation format for internet sources such as blog entries, wikis, online handbooks, data sets, podcasts, online magazines, and electronic mailing lists, please refer to the title listed above.

 

 

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