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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 - YouTube video

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)

Example

  1. Pharmacist promotion video. YouTube. Published July 15, 2014. Accessed November 23, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Yv3bOx-eWk

Tips

  • For YouTube videos, provide the author only if you are sure that person created the video. Do not list the person posting the video online as the author. If you are unsure, treat the citation as having no author.