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AMA Citation Style: Home

This guide provides a brief overview of using the AMA format and using ZoteroBib to generate a bibliography.

AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors

You can use a free tool, ZoteroBib, to format your citations. See the ZoteroBib tab for more information and an example.

AMA Citation Examples

  1. Book: (See p. 82 3.12.2 in AMA Manual of Style 11th ed)
    Author A, Author B, Author C. Title of Work. Edition number (do not indicate first edition). Publisher; date.


    Reference to a book, two or more authors
    Doubilet PM, Benson CB, Benacerraf BR. 
    Atlas of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology: A Multimedia Reference. 3rd ed. Wolters Kluwer; 2019.

    Reference to a book, two editors
    Curry RA, Tempkin BB, eds. 
    Sonography: Introduction to Normal Structure and Function. 4th ed. Elsevier; 2016.

  2. Book chapter (See p. 83 3.12.4 in AMA Manual of Style 11th ed)
    Capitalize chapter title as for a journal article title and include page number range for chapter.

    Woletz, P. The use of ultrasound in the first trimester. In: Stephenson, SR, Dmitrieva, J, eds. Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Obstetrics and Gynecology.  4th ed. Wolters Kluwers Health; 2018:333-351.

  3. Web site: (See p. 98 3.15.3 in AMA Manual of Style 11th ed)

    Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. What is sonography. Accessed September 10, 2021.

  4. Official organization report published on a webpage: (See p. 99-100 3.15.5 in AMA Manual of Style 11th ed)

    Murphey, S. Work related musculoskeletal disorders in sonography. Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. White Paper Series. Published 2018. Accessed January 14, 2019.

  5. Online journal article with more than six authors; article has a DOI: (See p. 73-74 3.11.4 in AMA Manual of Style 11th ed)

    Sommerich, CM, Evans, KD, Lavender, SA, et al. Collaborating with sonographers and vascular technologists to develop ergonomics interventions to address work-related musculoskeletal disorders. J Diagn Med Sonogr. 2018;35(1):23–37. doi:10.1177/8756479318810710

  6. Online journal article with 2 authors; article has a DOI:

    Whitson MR, Mayo PH. Ultrasonography in the emergency department. Crit Care. 2016;20(1):227. doi:10.1186/s13054-016-1399-x

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