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How to cite using AMA in the Health Sciences: USP-NF

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

Format, Example and Tips - USP-NF

Elements to include and formatting

Book Title and edition number. Publisher’s name; Copyright year for the chapter you're referencing. Accessed date. DOI

General Chapter - Example

  1. USP. Injections and Implanted Drug Products (Parenterals)—Product Quality Tests <1>. In: USP–NF. Rockville, MD: United States Pharmacopeia. Accessed September 2, 2022. https://doi.org/10.31003/USPNF_M98730_03_01

Monograph - Example 

  1. USP. Acebutolol Hydrochloride. In: USP–NF. Rockville, MD: United States Pharmacopeia. Accessed September 2, 2022. https://doi.org/10.31003/USPNF_M125_05_01

Tips

  • This resource is limited to College of Pharmacy students, staff, and faculty. Contact the NJM Health Sciences Library for login instructions
  • Citing the USP-NF is tricky because it is a two-book compilation (the United States Pharmacopeia and the National Formulary) of 4 volumes and AMA doesn’t provide an example for this in the Manual of Style, so we must improvise based on other AMA examples and suggestions from the USP-NF
    • Book title should be in italics.
    • Scroll down to the very bottom of the page to find the DOI; it appears after the Auxiliary Information.

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.