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Citation Help for AMA: Movie

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

Example

Acland RD. Acland's DVD Atlas of Human Anatomy [DVD]. Philadelphia, 

   PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2003.

Explanation

Director: Acland RD.
Last name first and then abbreviate first and middle names to just the first initial with no spaces, commas, or periods in between. Place a comma between directors. End with a period.

Title & subtitle of the movie: Acland's DVD Atlas of Human Anatomy
The title & subtitle are separated by a colon. Capitalize all major words of the title and subtitle. Italicize the title.


Format of movie: [DVD].
Put the format such as DVD or videotape in brackets followed by a period.

Place of publication: Philadelphia, PA:
Separate the city and state or country by a comma. Use the standard postal abbreviations for states. Separate place from publisher with a colon. If more than one city is given, use the first only. Separate from publisher with a colon

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;
Shorten publisher's name to most concise form. Separate publisher from year of publication by a semi-colon.

Year of Publication: 2003.
List the year of publication. End the citation with a period. 

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