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AMA Style Citation: Books

Guide to help students using the AMA style manual.

Books

Book [3.12.1]

  • Author name(s)
  • Title of the book
  • Place of publication
  • Publishing company
  • Year of copyright

 

Examples:

1. Modlin J, Jenkins P. Decision Analysis in Planning for a Polio Outbreak in the United States. San

    Francisco, CA: Pediatric Academic Societies; 2004.

2. Sacks O. Uncle Tungsten. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf; 2001.

3. Weedon D. Skin Pathology. London, England: Churchill Livingstone; 2002.

 

 

Book Other Than the First Edition

Book Other Than the First Edition [3.12.1]

  • Author name(s)
  • Title of the book
  • Edition number
  • Place of publication
  • Publishing company
  • Year of copyright

 

Examples:

2. Safford F, Krell GI, ed. Gerontology for health professionals: A practice guide. 2nd ed.   

     Washington, DC: NASW Press; 1997.

3. Pratt-Johnson JA, Tilson G. Management of Strabismus and Amblyopia. 2nd ed. New York, NY:

    Thieme Medical Publishers; 2001.

4. Green M, ed. Bright Ftures: National Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and

    Adolescents. 2nd rev ed. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child

    Health; 2002.

 

 

 

Article in an Edited Book

Chapter in Book [3.12.4]

  • Author name(s)
  • Chapter title
  • In: editor(s) name(s) followed by, ed. or eds.
  • Title of the book
  • Location of publication
  • Publishing company
  • Year of publication
  • Page numbers

 

Examples:

 

1. Brainerd CJ, Reyna VF. Developmental trends in spontaneous false memory, with implications for the

     law. In Howe ML, Goodman GS, Cicchetti D, eds. Stress, trauma, and children's memory

     development: neurobiological, cognitive, clinical and legal perspectives. Oxford, England: Oxford

     University Press; 2008:302-362.

 

 2. Lewisohn P. Depression in adolescents: In: Gottlib IH, Hammen CL, eds. Handbook of Depression.

      New York, NY: Guildford Press; 2002:541-553.

 

 

 

E-Book

E-Book [3.15.2]

  • Author name(s)
  • Book title
  • Location of publication
  • Publishing company
  • Copyright year
  • URL (provide URL but do not write URL)
  • Accessed [date] 

Examples:

2. Bradford, SH. Harriet, the Moses of her people. New York City, NY: JJ Little and Company; 

     1901. http://digital.library.cornell.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=social;idno=soc014. Accessed

     December 14, 2010.

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