Find examples for citing your resources using AMA style. These examples represent the most common types of references. Many more examples are available using the AMA Manual of Style, 10th ed.
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Colleges and universities have produced similar AMA guides for students.
AMA style provides a system for giving credit to others for their contribution to your work. The references allow your reader to consult the resources you used to write your paper. Unlike other style formats, parenthetical citations are restricted, and the reference citation is displayed as a superscript number after the punctuation, as in this example.3 However, when citing the same source more than once, include the page number enclosed in parentheses in the reference. For example:
Subauste writes that, “Effective manipulation of autophagy requires understanding of the molecular events that govern this process.”8(743)
See the AMA Manual of Style, 10th ed. for more complete examples.
AMA style requires references to be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are cited in the text. (AMA 3.5)
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