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

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

Format, Example and Tips - Book - whole

Print book - Elements to include and formatting

Author(s). Book Title. Edition number (do not indicate 1st edition). Publisher name; most recent copyright year.

Example (print book)

  1. Rantucci MJ. Pharmacists Talking With Patients: A Guide to Patient Counseling. 2nd ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2007.

eBook - Elements to include and formatting

Author(s). Book Title. Edition number (do not indicate 1st edition). Publisher’s name; most recent copyright year. Accessed date. URL (no period after the URL)

Example (eBook)

  1. Olsen CG, Tindall WN, Clasen ME. Geriatric Pharmacotherapy: A Guide for the Helping Professional. American Pharmacists Association; 2007. Accessed February 27, 2020. https://online.statref.com/Document.aspx?docAdd ress=b722bOI4Cx5PboVh08z

Tips (for both print and electronic)

  • When referring to an entire book, rather than pages or a specific section, use this format.  
  • Pay attention to your capitalization in book titles. When citing an entire book, all major words in the title should be capitalized. 
  • Book title is in italics.
  • If each chapter has a different author, please use the Book - Chapter formatting.  
  • If the entire book was authored by the same person/people, please use the this formatting and include page numbers in text.  See "Citing items in-text.

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.