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How to cite using AMA in the Health Sciences: Dissertation / Thesis

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

Format, Example and Tips - Dissertation / Thesis

Dissertation - Elements to include and formatting

Author(s).  Title. Dissertation. Name of the university; Copyright year. Accessed date. URL (no period after the URL)

Example - Dissertation

  1. Giosa JL.  Developing an Integrated Geriatric Care Planning Approach in Home Care. Dissertation. University of Waterloo; 2018. Accessed November 23, 2020.

Thesis - Elements to include and formatting

Author(s). Title. Master's thesis. Publisher name; Copyright year. Accessed date. URL (no period after the URL)

Example - Thesis

  1. Dash D.  Young Adult Experiences with a Mobile Smoking Cessation Application: A Qualitative Evaluation of Crush the Crave. Master's thesis. University of Waterloo; 2016. Accessed November 23, 2020.


  • Title should be in italics.
  • Pay attention to your capitalization in titles. All major words in the title should be capitalized.


Questions about the AMA Manual of Style? 

Contact the librarians at the
NJM Health Sciences Library
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.