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How to cite using AMA in the health sciences

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

Format, example and tips - Book - edited

Elements to include and formatting

Editor(s), ed. Book Title. Edition number (do not indicate 1st edition). City, State (or, Province or Country) of publication: Publisher name; most recent copyright year.


  1. Tatro DS, ed. Drug Interaction Facts: The  Authority on Drug Interactions. Wolters Kluwer; 2011.


  • Pay attention to your capitalization in book titles. When citing an entire book, all major words in the title should be capitalized. 
  • Book title should be in italics.