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Citation Guide: AMA

Internet

AMA Manual 3.4; 3.15.3

· Citation elements
  Author(s) (or the name of the organization responsible for the site - if
   not author is available). Title (or the name of the organization
   responsible for the site - IF no title is available). Name of the Internet

   site. URL. Published [date]. Updated [date]. Accessed [date].

· Include as much relevant information as is available.

  3. Sullivan D. Major search engines and directories. SearchEngineWatch
      Web site. http://www.searchenginewatch.com/links/article.php/2156221.

      Updated April 28, 2004. Accessed December 6, 2005.

  4. Sample size calculation. Grapentine Co Inc. http://www.grapentine.com

      /calculator.htm. Accessed December 6, 2005.

  5. Truth and reconciliation: examining human rights violations in South
      Africa's health sector: submission to the Truth and Reconcilation
      Commission concerning the role of health professionals in gross
      violations violations of human rights. American Association for the
      Advancement of Science Web site. http://shr.aaas.org/trc-med
      /presub.htm. Published 1997. Accessed April 30, 2004.

Database/Subscription Sites

Subscription Website Example:

Jellin JM, editor. Garlic (1995-2006). Pharmacist’s Letter/Prescriber’s Letter Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Web site. Available at: http://naturaldatabase.com/. Accessed June 15, 2006.

Not:

http://www.naturaldatabase.com/(S(0elrvyvi54rwpy45bnxrabjk))/nd/Search.aspx?cs=&s=ND&pt=9&Product=garlic

 

For Pharmacist’s Letter articles accessed online, use the following format:

ProjectLeader(s). Title of Detail-Document. Pharmacist’s Letter year month. Detail No.: (insert number) [Electronic version]. Available at: http://www.pharmacistsletter.com. Accessed [date].

Example:

Tom W-C.Summary of 2006 AHA/ACC secondary prevention recommendations for patients with coronary and other atherosclerotic vascular disease. Pharmacist’s Letter 2006June. Detail No.:220601[Electronic version]. Available at: http://www.pharmacistsletter.com. Accessed June 15, 2006.

 

Emails

AMA Manual 3.15.9; 14.4

· List emails and other forms of personal communications

   parenthetically in the text rather than in the reference list.

· Include the name and highest academic degree(s) of the person

   who sent the email.

· Obtain permission from the author before referring to his/her email.

  There have been no subsequent reports of toxic reactions in the exposed

  groups (Joan Smith, MD, e-mail communication, March 29, 2004).

  1. The Editorial Committee of the World Association of Medical Editors    
      (WAME) is preparing a statement on government embargoes and    
      scientific exchange (Margaret A. Winker, MD, WAME listserv, February
        25, 2004).
 
· Use email addresses exactly as given.

Online Drug Databases

1. Refer to the following web site for information on citing Clinical Pharmacology.

http://www.clinicalpharmacology-ip.com/Help/faq/citing_clinical_pharmacology.htm

 

2. For information from Micromedex, use the following format:

Drug Name. In: (Specific database title) Online. Publication city, State: Publisher. [drug updated (if not given then date Published)]; access date]. URL.

In Micromedex update date is the last entry of the “Display Entire Document” link at top right.

Example:

Amoxicillan. In: DRUGDEX System (Micromedex 2.0) Online. Greenwood Village, CO: Truven Health Analytics. [Updated February 27, 2014. Accessed March 11, 2014]. http://www.micromedexsolutions.com

 

3. For Facts & Comparisons eAnswers, use the following format:

Drug Name. In: (Specific database title) Online. Publication city, State: Publisher. [drug updated (if not given then date Published)]; access date]. URL.

In Facts & Comparisons update is last entry in References, labeled as “Last Modified.”

Example:

Minoxidil. In: Drug Facts and Comparisons. Facts & Comparisons®eAnswers Online. St. Louis, MO: Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. [March 2015. Accessed March 12, 2015]. http://online.factsandcomparisons.com/

 

4. For Lexi-Comp and Lexi-Comp Mobile, use the following format:

Drug Name. In: (Specific database title) Online. Publication city, State: Publisher. [drug updated (if not given then date Published)]; access date]. URL.

In Lexi-Comp update date is listed by drug name on first screen

Example:

Albuterol. In: Lexi-Drugs Online, Hudson, OH: Lexi-Comp, Inc. 2009; [March 18, 2015. Accessed March 22, 2015]. http://online.lexi.com

 

5. For Dynamed, use the following format:

Drug Name. In: (Specific database title) Online. Publication city, State: Publisher. [drug updated (if not given then date Published)]; access date]. URL.

Varenicline. In DynaMed Online. Ipswich, MA: EBSCO Information Services. [Updated March 11, 2015; Accessed March 24, 2015]. http://web.a.ebscohost.com/dynamed

 

6. For UpToDate, cite it as a book chapter.

The year published is the current year and TW Post should be listed as the editor.

Example:

Marion DW. Diaphragmatic pacing. In: Post TW, ed, UpToDate, Waltham, MA; 2013. www.uptodate.com [Updated October 18, 2013; Accessed on November 25, 2013].