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Citation Styles: AMA Style

Resources and samples for creating the reference page of your research paper with NLM, APA, or AMA Style, plus books, articles, and websites for improving writing skills.

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AMA Style Samples for References:




Full Text Examples

Want to see AMA style in action or find an example of the formatting for a review article?  Search JAMA articles in PubMed.

PubMedMain search page of the PubMed database for Logan.

Enter JAMA into the search box.

On the side menu, choose an Article Type (i.e. review, clinical trial...).

Click on an article title, find the Logan ONLINE icon to access the full text.

AMA Citation Format - ARTICLES


Sample Article Citations:

Benny BV, Nagpal AS, Singh P, Smuck M. Vascular causes of radiculopathy: a literature review. Spine J. 2011 Jan;11(1):73-85.

Brantingham JW, Bonnefin D, Perle SM, et al. Manipulative therapy for lower extremity conditions: update of a literature review. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2012 Feb;35(2):127-66.

Daniels CJ, Morrell AP. Chiropractic management of pediatric plantar fasciitis: a case report. J Chiropr Med. 2012 Mar;11(1):58-63.


Author A, Author BB. Article title. Journal Name Abbreviation. Year;vol(issue No.):inclusive pages.

Journal abbreviations may be located in the NLM's Catalog of Journals.

AMA Citation Format - BOOKS


Sample Book Citations:

France RC. Introduction to Sports Medicine and Athletic Training. 2nd ed. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning; 2011.

Kendall FP, McCreary EK, Provance PG, et al. Muscles: Testing and Function With Posture and Pain. 5th ed. Baltimore (MD): Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2005.

Book with an Editor and no Author:

Davis NJ, ed. Chiropractic Pediatrics: A Clinical Handbook. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone; 2010.


Author A, Author BB, Author C. Book Title. Edition number (if 2nd or above). City, State (or Country) or publisher; Publisher's name; copyright year.


AMA Citation Format - WEBSITES


Sample Website Citation:

Thomas ABC. Survey of AMA references and citations. MedStyleRefs Web site. Updated January 11, 2008. Accessed February 19, 2008.


Author (if no author is available, list the name of the organization). Title (if available, if not, list the name of the organization, if not already listed). Name of the Web site. URL. Updated date (if listed). Accessed [date].

AMA Style Guide Book

The American Medical Association (AMA) style is detailed in their book, AMA Manual of Style.  They do not have a freely available web resource.  Logan keeps a copy of the book in the regular book collection, which may be checked out of the library.