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AMA Citation Style
The AMA citation style was created by the American Medical Association. The recommended resource for this style is
AMA MANUAL of STYLE, 11th EDITION
Call Number: REF R119 .A533 2020
Publication Date: 2020-
The AMA Manual of Style is a must-have resource for anyone involved in medical, health, and scientific publishing. Written by an expert committee of JAMA Network editors, this latest edition addresses issues that face authors, editors, and publishers in the digital age. Extensive updates are included in the References chapter, with examples of how to cite digital publications, preprints, databases, data repositories, podcasts, apps and interactive games, and social media. Full-color examples grace the chapter on data display, with newer types of graphic presentations and updated guidance on formatting tables and figures. The manual thoroughly covers ethical and legal issues such as authorship, conflicts of interest, scientific misconduct, intellectual property, open access and public access, and corrections. The Usage chapter has been revised to bring the manual up-to-date on word choice, especially in writing about individuals with diseases or conditions and from various socioeconomic, racial/ethnic, and sexual orientation populations. Specific nomenclature entries in many disciplines are presented to guide users in issues of diction, formatting, and preferred terminology. Guidance on numbers, SI units, and math has been updated, and the section on statistics and study design has undergone a major expansion. In sum, the answer to nearly any issue facing a writer or editor in medicine, health care, and related disciplines can be found in the 11th edition of the AMA Manual of Style.
Why and How Do I Cite Sources?
Why do you need to cite sources?
While preparing a research paper, you will gather information that supports your ideas, which you find in works created by others. A citation gives your reader the information needed to locate these works. If you don't credit the authors by citing their works in your paper, you are committing plagiarism, which is not acceptable at Northampton Community College.
For help with citations, pick up one of these handouts at any campus Library or Learning Center, or view the handouts online, at the links below:
NCC Library MLA Handout
The MLA Handout contains both parenthetical (in-text) and Works Cited page examples. Find out how to cite books, database articles, and more!
NCC Library APA Handout
The APA Citation Handout contains both parenthetical (in-text) and References examples. Find out how to cite books, database articles, and more!
NCC Library Chicago Manual of Style Handout
Our Chicago handout summarizes basic information about CMOS style, footnotes, and bibliography formatting.
Citing the Journal of Athletic Training
Example of Online Journal citation
Hall EA, Docherty CL, Simon J. Strength-training protocols: a randomized controlled trial. J Athl Train. 2015;50(1):36-44. doi:10.4085/1062-6050-49.3.71. Accessed September 20, 2017.
Explanation of parts in the example
Authors = Hall EA, Docherty CL, Simon J.
Title of article = Strength-training protocols: a randomized controlled trial.
Journal name abbreviated = J Athl Train
Year of publication = 2015
Volume (issue) = 50(1)
Pages = 36-44
DOI = doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-49.3.71
Accessed date (the date that you printed the article) = Accessed September, 20, 2017.