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How to cite using AMA in the Health Sciences: Merck Index Online

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

Format, Example and Tips - The Merck Index Online

Drug Monograph - 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)

Topic - Example

  1. Vanilmandelic Acid. In: Merck Index Online. Merck Sharpe & Dohme Corp. Updated 2013. Accessed September 2, 2022.


  • Sometimes the updated/published dates are not available; look for 'Last Revised' near the bottom of the page 


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.