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AMA Citation Examples for Online Sources

Here are a few examples of how to cite online sources in AMA format. For a complete discussion and further examples, see section 3.15, “Electronic References” in the AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th ed.), located behind the Reference Desk at DML or online on this page. Abbreviate and italicize names of journals. Use initial capital letters. Abbreviate according to the listing in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) NLM Catalog database (https://www-ncbi-nlm-nih-gov.dml.regis.edu/nlmcatalog/journals).

An Article with a DOI (with continuous pagination through a volume)

Veldema J, Jansen P. Ergometer training in stroke rehabilitation: systematic review and meta-analysis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2020;101(4):674-689. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2019.09.017

An Article with no DOI (with new pagination in each issue)

Pasero C, McCaffery M. No self-report means no pain-intensity rating: assessing pain in patients who cannot provide a report. Am J Nurs. October 2005;105:50-53. Accessed February 26, 2021. http://www.nursingcenter.com/pdf.asp?AID=604773

An Article with no DOI (with continuous pagination through a volume)

Schulman SP, Becker LC, Kass DA, et al. L-Arginine therapy in acute myocardial infarction: the vascular interaction with age in myocardial infarction (VINTAGE MI) randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2006;295:58-64. Accessed February 26, 2021. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/295/1/58

An Online Book

Jameson L, Kasper DL, Fauci A, Hauser SL, Longo DL, Loscalzo J, eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 20th ed. McGraw-Hill; 2018.  Accessed February 26, 2021. https://lumen.regis.edu/record=b1841072~S3

Web Sites

American Physical Therapy Association. Code of ethics for the Physical Therapist. APTA Leadership and Governance. Accessed February 26, 2021. https://www.apta.org/apta-and-you/leadership-and-governance/policies/code-of-ethics-for-the-physical-therapist

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. High blood pressure. Updated October 22, 2020. Accessed February 26, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/

Social Media including YouTube, Twitter and Facebook

 American Pharmacists Association YouTube page. Accessed May 10, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKAj5ReIarlgcZyA8kbiBQA

AMA Citation Examples for Print Sources

Here are a few examples of how to cite print sources in AMA format. Review sections 3.11-3.13 in the AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th ed.), located behind the Reference Desk at DML or online on this page. Abbreviate and italicize names of journals. Use initial capital letters. Abbreviate according to the listing in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) NLM Catalog database (https://www-ncbi-nlm-nih-gov.dml.regis.edu/nlmcatalog/journals).

Books

Shrewsbury RP. Applied pharmaceutics in contemporary compounding. Morton, Publishing; 2015.

Edited Books

Malone DJ, Bishop KL, eds. Acute care physical therapy : a clinician's guide. SLACK Inc.; 2020.

Book Chapters

Rhoades SD, Sun CJ. Community -based participatory research. In: Forister JD, Blessing JG, eds. Introduction to research and medical literature for health professionals. Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2018:111-132.

Journal Articles (with continuous pagination throughout a volume)

Cheah GM, Martens, KH. Coumadin knowledge deficits: do recently hospitalized patients know how to safely manage the medication? Home Healthc Nurse. 2003;21:94-100.

Journal Articles (with new pagination in each issue)

Veronesi J. After the crash: treating whiplash. RN. September 2005;68:40-45.

Letters to the Editor

Beasley JW. Primary care research and protection for human subjects [letter]. JAMA. 1999;281:1697-1698.

Government Publications

Design and Estimation for the National Health Interview Survey, 1995-2004. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2000. DHHS (PHS) publication 2000-1330.

AMA Manual, 11th ed.

SOP AMA Style Guide

Reference Management

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    Zotero http://www.zotero.org/ is a free extension used with the Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Edge browsers. It will help you collect, format, and cite your references in a number of citation styles including APA, AMA MLA, and Chicago. 

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