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ATTR 501: Injury/Illness Prevention: Cite Sources

APA Style

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Article citation in AMA style

Format: Author's last name, First Initial. Title of the article. Journal Title. Year;volume(issue number):page(s).

Example: O'Keefe M, Coat S. Consulting parents on childhood obesity and implications for medical student learning. J Paediatr Child Health. 2009;45(10):573-576.

AMA Quick Tips

  • AMA references should be listed in the order they were used in your paper, not alphabetical order.
  • Unpublished materials should be cited in-text, but should not appear in your references section.
  • Each reference number should correspond to a single source.
  • AMA is sometimes referred to as JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association). If you're using a citation management tool and don't see AMA listed, check for JAMA.
  • When citing a source with more than six authors, list the first three followed by "et al." 


You always have the most control over your citations. Always be sure to double check the citations you create- either by hand or with a citation management system- with the APA manual or other trusted resources.