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Purpose of this Guide
The following is a guide to the 10th edition of the American Medical Association Citation Style (AMA). Examples are given to illustrate how various types of publications are formatted in the AMA style, including:
- Government Reports
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These are only a few examples of AMA citation style. For other citation examples, consult the AMA Manual of Style 10th edition (2007). We have a copy available for checkout in our 2-Hour Reserves Collection at the Circulation Desk.
General Notes on AMA Style
Things to Remember:
- AMA style utilizes a reference list instead of a bibliography.
- This means that you only include references that you actually mention or cite in your paper. You connect your citation to the reference list by number.
- References are organized by order of occurrence in the written text, not alphabetically.
- This means that the first reference used in the document is citation number 1, the second is number 2, etc.
- If you reuse information from a previously-cited reference, you will reuse the original citation number after the relevant text and not assign the reference a new number. So, for example, if you re-quote from your first reference later in your paper, you would still cite that quote as reference number 1.
Creating citations shouldn't be stressful!
Students often remark that acquiring the information to create citations is the most stressful part of their research project or paper. Sometimes people get what they need and then try to create citations after they have gotten rid or lost the articles. Then they have to go hunting for the information again when they are stressed about finishing their project or paper. You do not have to put yourself through this pain!
The easiest way to make the citation creation process painless is to start gathering information for your citations as you are searching for information.
To help you collect the different bits information that will become your citations while you are searching, use the worksheets below. They are word documents with a table for each article, book or website.
Since it is a word document you can copy and paste the information into the tables. When it comes time to create reference list, simply copy and paste the components of the source in the right order to make correct citations.
Instruction and Reference Librarian
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