Citation Guide

Basic Overview of AMA Style

AMA

 AMA Citation Handout: a two-page quick guide to citing in AMA format

Every time you quote or paraphrase someone else’s work, you must tell us:

  • who wrote the work
  • what is it called
  • and where can we find a copy.

You give us this information in two places:

  1. In the paragraph where you are quoting or paraphrasing. This is called an In Text Citation because you will put brief information about the work in the text of the paper. Check out our guidelines and examples in the left-hand column.
  2. In the References page at the end of the paper. This is where you put all of the information we need to find a copy of the works you used in your paper. Check out our guidelines and examples in the left-hand column.

We also recommend these in-depth guides:

Citation Help for AMA (College of St. Scholastica)

AMA Citation Style "The Right Cite" (Regis University Library)

AMA Style Guide (University of Washington Health Sciences Library)