We use citations and reference lists to guide the reader/viewer/audience to the sources used to create our paper, video, presentation, etc. It is common for individuals who want to learn more about a topic to use the sources in a reference list. Citing is a recognition of other people's work.
The American Medical Association (AMA) style was created by editors of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). AMA style specifies writing and citation styles for scholarly works in medicine and related health science fields.
AMA Style references should contain at least these four base elements:
The source format and type impacts what is and isn't included in the reference. Consult the Example pages for specific formatting of in-text citations and references.
Using a specific style is not just in-text citing and a list of references. It also includes the formatting of your paper. While AMA does not provide a specific paper formatting structure, use these general guidelines as a starting point. If you are formatting your thesis or dissertation, contact the Graduate School to discuss alternative's to the School's required templates.
Note: If your professor provides alternative formatting, follow their guidelines.
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