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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 - Newspaper Article

Elements to include and formatting

Author name(s). Title of the article.  Name of the newspaper.  Date of the newspaper or date of publication online.  Section (if applicable). Page number (if applicable). Online accessed date (if applicable).  URL (if applicable)


  1. Osman L. Ongoing drug shortages forcing pharmacies to adjust on the fly, association says. Globe and Mail. May 6, 2020.  Accessed November 23, 2020.


  • You can only cite what information is available (e.g. author name, etc.)
  • The name of the newspaper is in italics.