Citation Guide

In-Text Numbered Citations

When you quote or paraphrase from a source (book, article, or webpage) in your paper, you need to insert an in-text citation. 

AMA requires that in-text citations be cited numerically in consecutive order using superscript Arabic numerals.

  • Use the numerals outside periods and commas.  

In a recent report,1 experts stated that the earth is round.

  • Multiple sources can be cited together.

Other reports2,3 recommend eating spinach and oranges.

  • Add page numbers to direct quotations.  Put the page numbers in parentheses after the citation number.

“..and the home of the brave.”4(p.45)

  • You can create a superscript numeral in Word by highlighting the desired number and clicking on the superscript button  Superscript in the Font section at the top of the screen.