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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 - 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.  https://uwspace.uwaterloo.ca/handle/10012/13673

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.  https://uwspace.uwaterloo.ca/handle/10012/10199

Tips

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