Here are a few examples of how to cite online sources in AMA format. For a complete discussion and further examples, see section 2.12.46, “Electronic Citations” in the American Medical Association Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (9th ed.), located behind the Reference Desk at DML. Please note that specific abbreviations are required for journal titles, places of publication, etc., so you must consult the manual when in doubt.
An Article from an Online Article Database (with continuous pagination through a volume)
Lynch D, Ferraro M, Krol J, Trudell CM, Christos P, Volpe BT. Continuous passive motion improves shoulder joint integrity following stroke. Clin Rehabil [serial online]. 2005; 19: 594-599. Available from MEDLINE [database online] at: http://search.epnet.com. Accessed January 6, 2006.
An Article from an Online Article Database (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 [serial online]. October 2005; 105: 50-53. Available from MEDLINE [database online] at: http://search.epnet.com. Accessed January 9, 2006.
An Article from an Online Journal (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 [serial online]. 2006; 295: 58-64. Available at: http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/295/1/58. Accessed January 9, 2006.
An Online Book
Spiegelhalter DJ, Abrams KR, Myles, JP. Bayesian Approaches to Clinical Trials and Health-care Evaluation [book online]. Chichester, England: John Wiley & Sons; 2004. Available at: http://www.netlibrary.com. Accessed January 9, 2006.
American Physical Therapy Association. Code of ethics. Available at: http://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Ethics_and_Legal_Issues1&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=21760. Accessed January 9, 2006.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Bone health. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/bonehealth/. Accessed January 9, 2006.