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AMA Style Citation Guide 10th Edition

 

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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.

Citation Builders are form based services that will help you create a citation or reference based on a particular style. They will supply the commas (,), periods (.), colons (:), spacing and placement for you, but will not correct capitalization, spelling or abbreviations. At this time, these free services do not accurately support AMA style. The library databases, like CINAHL, provide a tool to cite an article in various styles, like APA and MLA. If the AMA style option was available, it did NOT properly format the citation, and therefore, is not recommended. We will periodically review the online services for accuracy and future recommendations.

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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AMA STYLE CITATION EXAMPLE:

REFERENCES

Books, Reference Books, and Book Chapters:

  1. Theis JL. Case Studies for the Occupational Therapy Assistant. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning; 2011.

  2. Martin S, Kessler M. Neurological Interventions for Physical Therapy. 2nd edition. St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier; 2007.

  3. Baxyk S, ed. Mental Health Promotion, Prevention, and Intervention with Children and Youth: A Guiding Framework for Occupational Therapy. Bethesda, MD: The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.; 2011.

  4. Olson L. Development and Implementation of Groups to Foster Social Participation and Mental Health. In: Bazyk S, ed. Mental Health Promotion, Prevention, and Intervention with Children and Youth: A Guiding Framework for Occupational Therapy. Bethesda, MD: The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.; 2011: Chapter 5.

Academic Journals

  1. Simmons L, Smith T. Effectiveness of Pre-operative Physiotherapy-Based Programmes on Outcomes Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Phys Ther Rev. 2013; 18:1-10. Available from: CINAHL Complete. Ipswich, MA. Accessed April 30, 2015.

  2. Khetani MA. Validation of Environmental Content in the Young Children’s Participation and Environment Measure. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015;96:317-322.

  3. Godoy MFG, Oliani A, Guimarães T, Azoubel L, Silva Oliveira R, de Godoy J. Clinical treatment of arm lymphedema in an outpatient setting: Two years of follow up. J Phlebology & Lympholo [serial online]. January 2010;(3):11-15. Available from: Academic Search Complete, Ipswich, MA. Accessed April 30, 2015.

  4. Subauste CS. Autophagy as an antimicrobial strategy. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2009;7(6):743-752. doi:10.1586/eri.09.41.

Web Page:

  1. American Physical Therapy Association. Professionalism. American Physical Therapy Association. http://www.apta.org/Professionalism/. Published June 2007. Updated March 25, 2011. Accessed November 13, 2012.

Other Media:

  1. Physical Therapy Assistant and Aide [video file]. New York, NY: Films on Demand (Film Media Group); 2007.

  2. Duties of Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) [video file]. New York, NY: Films on Demand (Film Media Group); 2008.

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