Citation Guide

Full-Text Journal Article from Online Database: Basic AMA Format

Author AA. Title of article: Capital letter also for subtitle. Abbreviated Title of Journal.  Year; Volume number(Issue number): page numbers. URL/web address of article. Date accessed.

or

Author AA. Title of article: Capital letter also for subtitle. Abbreviated Title of Journal.  Year; Volume number(Issue number): page numbers.  DOI of article. 

What if there's more than one author or no author?

  • Online databases include ones such as CINAHL, EBSCO, ProQuest, and PubMed Central that are accessed through the Library’s website.
  • Use the PubMed NLM Catalog Journal Search to find out the abbreviation for your journal title. 
  • To find the url of an article in CINAHL or EBSCO Health Articles, look for the Permalink button.  In ProQuest Health Articles, look for the Document URL field.
  • In an online library database, look for the DOI at the bottom of an article record.

Full-Text Journal Article from Online Database: AMA Examples

Propper L, Cumby J, Uher R, et al. Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder in offspring of parents with depression and bipolar disorder. Br J Psychiatry. June 2017;210(6):408-412. http://dx.doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.117.198754. 

Smith JM, Sullivan SJ, Baxter GD. Massage therapy: More than a modality.  NZ J Phys Ther. 2010;38(2): 44-51. https://ezproxy.nwtc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=cookie,ip,cpid&custid=s6269745&db=ccm&AN=2010738302&site=ehost-live&scope=site.   Accessed June 5, 2014.