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AMA Citation Guide: Home

AMA Overview

This guide is designed to help you cite your sources using the American Medical Association (AMA) style. The topics covered in this guide are:

1. Reference List - examples and explanations for citing sources in your reference list

2. In-text Citations - how to cite your references in the text of your paper

3. Formatting Your Paper - how to set up your paper including the margins, font, and your References list

4. Avoiding Plagiarism - information on HPU's academic honesty policy

If your question is not answered here, or you need more help, just ask a librarian! Our contact information is listed on the right side of each page. 

What is AMA?

AMA is the citation style of the American Medical Association. This style is primarily used by professionals and students in medicine and health sciences. AMA format requires that you add a superscript number at the point in the paper where you are citing a resource(s). At the end of the document, list references numerically in the order by which they were cited in the text

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This guide was adapted from the AMA guides created by the University of Washington Health Sciences Library, College of St. Scholastica, and the Carilion Clinic Health Sciences Libraries.