Citation Guide

Sources of Full-Text Journal Articles: Online Databases and Websites

Some online databases, such as CINAHL, MEDLINE, and ProQuest, can be accessed through the Library’s website

The PTNow web portal (PTA students have logins) provides access to additional online databases.

Full-Text Journal Article: Basic AMA Format

Author AA, Author BB, Author CC. Title of article: lower case letter for subtitle. Abbreviated Title of Journal.  Year;Volume number(Issue number):page numbers. Date published online [if given]. Date accessed. DOI or URL

Full-Text Journal Article: AMA Examples

Article with DOI:

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.

Article without DOI:

Smith JM, Sullivan SJ, Baxter GD. Massage therapy: more than a modality.  NZ J Phys Ther. 2010;38(2):44-51. Accessed June 5, 2019.,ip,cpid&custid=s6269745&db=ccm&AN=2010738302&site=ehost-live&scope=site

Print Journal Article: Basic AMA Format

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

Use the NLM Catalog Journal Search to find out the abbreviation for your journal title. 

What if there are more than six authors or no author?

Print Journal Article: AMA Examples

Brown CJ, Flood KL. Mobility limitation in the older patient: A clinical review. JAMA. 2013;310(11):1168-1177.

Sheng A, Dalziel P, Liteplo A, Fagenholz P, Noble V. Focused assessment with sonography in trauma and abdominal computed tomography utilization in adult trauma patients: Trends over the last decade. Emerg Med Int. 2013;2013:678380.