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AMA Guide: AMA Style

Online Resources for AMA Style

AMA Style is the citation style created by the American Medical Association for use in medical and scientific publishing.  The style guidelines can be found in the published AMA Manual, on the AMA style website, and the official AMA style blog. 

AMA Manual of Style Committee. AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors. 10th ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2007. 

Why cite?

Why should I cite my sources?

According to the General Studies Department: All work must be original, reflecting the student’s own ideas and work. Plagiarism is using someone else’s work (exact words, paraphrased thoughts, ideas, etc.) without giving proper credit.

What is a citation?

In-text citations are used to point to a specific source in the reference list. This indicates that the ideas in the cited sentence were pulled from that source. Each in-text citation must correspond to a source in the reference list, and each source in the reference list must be cited at least once in the body of the paper. Proper use of in-text citations and a reference list helps writers avoid plagiarism.

RefWorks

RefWorks is a citation tool that allows you to manage your sources as you research. RefWorks can automatically generate a Reference list and citations from the sources you’ve stored. 

You must register for a RefWorks account. Please see the registration instructions below

If you would like to integrate your RefWorks account with other applications, follow these instructions.

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