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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 - Website

Elements to include and formatting

Author(s). Title of specific item cited (or, if unavailable, give the name of the organization responsible for the site). Name of Web Site. Publication date. Updated date.  Accessed date. (if these dates are available). URL (no period after the URL)


  1. Heller JL. Jellyfish stings. MedlinePlus. Updated July 2, 2019. Accessed February 4, 2020.
  2. Recommendations for primary care practice. US Preventive Services Task Force. Accessed March 9, 2019. 


  • You can only cite what information is available (e.g. author name, updated date, etc.).