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 in the Font section at the top of the screen.