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How to cite using AMA in the Health Sciences: CPS (drug or topic)

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

CPS (drug or topic)

Elements to include and formatting

Drug Name. In: Specific database title. Publisher. Publication date (if available). Updated date. Accessed date. URL (no period after the URL)

Example (drug)

  1. Aricept/Aricept DT. In: CPS. Canadian Pharnacists Association. Updated December 18, 2014. Accessed September 2, 2022. https://www.e-therapeutics.ca

Example (topic - from the PMA, found via CPS)

  1. Kendrick J. Allergic rhinitis. In: Products for Minor Ailments. Canadian Pharmacists Association. Updated March 16, 2022. Accessed September 2, 20222. https://www.e-therapeutics.ca

Tips

  • Lexicomp, MicroMedex, and CPS follow the same format for drug monographs.
  • Specific database title should be in italics.

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.