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American Medical Association Reference Examples

AMA citation style for books with an author(s)

A single author:

Orient J. Sapira's art & science of bedside diagnosis. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2010.

Two or more authors, but less than six:

Seidel HM, Ball JW, Dains, JE. Mosby's Guide to Physical Examination. 7th ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Health Sciences; 2011.

More than six authors:

Greg AM, Marshall KC, Peters NH, et al. Raising Large Families. San Francisco, CA: Brady Limited; 2006.

AMA citation style for books with an editor(s)

Brunton LB, Lazo JS, Parker KL, eds. Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 11th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2005.

AMA citation style for books without an author/editor:

Physicians' Desk Reference. 66th ed. Montvale, NJ: Thomson PDR; 2012.

AMA citation style for a book chapter:

O'Brien C. Drug addiction and drug abuse. In: Brunton LB, Lazo JS, Parker KL, eds. Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 11th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2005: 607-629.

AMA citation style for journal articles:

From print sources:

 One author:
Spencer J. Physician, heal thyself - but not on your own please. Med Educ. 2005; 89: 548-549.
 
Two or more authors, but less than six:
Salwachter AR, Freischlag JA, Sawyer RG, Sanfey HA. The training needs and priorities of male and female surgeons and their trainees. J Am Coll Surg. 2005; 201: 199-205.

More than six authors:
Fukushima H, Cureoglu S, Schachern P, et al. Cochlear changes in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005; 133: 100-6.

From an electronic source:

Hampton, T. Brain Protein May Suggest New Epilepsy Treatment Strategy. JAMA [serial online]. 2013;310:22. Available from: American Medical Association, Chicago, Ill. Accessed July 14, 2013.

With a doi:

Aronson L. Story as evidence, evidence as story. JAMA. 2015;314(2):125-126. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3930

AMA citation style for Websites:

National Cancer Institute. Underlying mortality data provided by National Center for Health Statistics. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/. Accessibility verified August 01, 2013.

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