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AMA Style Quick Guide

Citation Type

Each source type is linked to a reputable website or from your CU librarian with an example for how to cite that source. These links help ensure that you are getting the most up-to-date information on all citation sources. 

How is AMA different from APA or MLA?

  • Don't use the author’s last name for the in-text citations
  • Number each instance when you are referencing an article. (in the order with which you use that reference within your paper.) 
  • Use commas to separate multiple citation numbers in text
  • Unpublished works and personal communications should be cited in the text (and not on the reference list)
  • Superscript numbers: placed outside periods and commas; inside colons and semicolons
  • When citing the same source more than once, give the number of the original reference, then include the page number (in parentheses) where the information was found.

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Reference Examples Adapted From: American Medical Association. AMA Manual of Style. 11th ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2020.