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Citation Help for AMA: Web Page

Examples, explanations, and links to help you cite your sources in the AMA style

No author?

Example with an author:
Lustig, T. Gutenberg: First Modern Inkmaker. Philadelphia, PA: Freedom Press; 2008.

If this article did not have an author it would be cited as:
Gutenberg: First modern inkmaker. Philadelphia, PA: Freedom Press; 2008.

Explanation:
Start with the name of the article, book, or web page if no author is given.

No date of publication?

Example: Fellows, S. Seeing the Moon Rise. New York, NY: Paulson; date unknown.

Explanation: If you cannot locate a date of publication or creation, use the words "date unknown" in place of the date.

Example

Information for physical therapy consumers. The American Physical Therapy Association 

   Web site. http://www.apta.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Consumers/consumer1.htm. 2007. 

   Accessed September 17, 2008.

Explanation

Author:
Last name first. Use initials for first and middle name with no commas in between. Many web sites do not have an author listed, so skip to the title of the web page if no author is given.

Title of web page: Information for physical therapy consumers.
Title and subtitle are separated by a colon. Capitalize only the first word of the title and sub-title, and any proper nouns. End with a period. 

Name of web site: The American Physical Therapy Association Web site.
Use the name of the organization responsible for the site or the overarching name of the site followed by Web site. End with a period. 

URL: http://www.apta.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Consumers/consumer1.htm.
Give the web site address. End with a period.
 
Published or last updated date: Published November 2006. or Updated May 25, 2007.
Give either the published date of the web site preceded by the word Published followed by the date or give the last updated date preceded by the word Updated and then followed by the date. End with a period.

Date of access: Accessed September 17, 2008.
Date you accessed (viewed ) the page preceded by the word Accessed. End citation with a period.

Reference: American Medical Association. AMA Manual of Style. 10th ed. Oxford, England: Oxford Universtiy Press; 2007.