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AMA Guide - 11th Edition: 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 and on the AMA style website. 

JAMA Network Editors. AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors. 11th ed. Oxford University Press; 2020. 

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.


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