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How to cite using AMA in the Health Sciences: Book - chapter

This guide covers the basics of the American Medical Association's (AMA) citation style.

Format, Example and Tips - Book - chapter

Print book chapter - Elements to include and formatting

Author(s) of chapter. Chapter title. In: editor(s), ed. Book Title. Edition number (do not indicate 1st edition). Publisher name; most recent copyright year:pages of chapter.

Example (Print book chapter)

  1. Solensky R. Drug Allergy: Desensitization and treatment of reactions to antibiotics and aspirin. In: Lockey P, ed. Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy. 3rd ed. Marcel Dekker; 2004:585-606.

eBook - Elements to include and formatting

Author(s) of chapter. Chapter title. In: editor(s), ed. Book Title. Edition number (do not indicate 1st edition). Publisher name; most recent copyright year:pages of chapter. Accessed date. URL (no period after the URL)

Example (eBook chapter)

  1. Schumock GT, Donnelly A. Business planning for pharmacy programs. In: Zgarrick DP, Desselle SP, Moczygemba LR, Alston G, eds. Pharmacy Management: Essentials for all Pharmacy Practice Settings. 5th ed.  McGraw-Hill; 2020:chap 7.  Accessed November 25, 2020.  https://accesspharmacy.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?bookid=2714&sectionid=230768189

Tips (for both print and electonic)

  • When citing a book chapter, only the first word of the chapter title should be capitalized (exception: proper nouns such as names of cities, etc.).
  • Pay attention to your capitalization in book titles. All major words in the book title should be capitalized.
  • Book title should be in italics.
  • If each chapter has a different author, please use this formatting.  
  • If the entire book was authored by the same person/people, please use the Book - whole formatting and include page numbers in text. 
  • If you are referencing a book chapter from the online version of the CPS, please use the drug database format when creating your reference.

Questions?

Questions about the AMA Manual of Style? 

Contact the librarians at the
NJM Health Sciences Library
healthlibrary@umanitoba.ca
200 level, Brodie Centre

The content and design of this page was copied and adapted from the guide "AMA Style: the Basics for Pharmacy Writing" written and developed by Caitlin Carter, University of Waterloo Library.