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Citation Help for AMA: Master's Thesis or Project

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

Multiple authors?

Example:
McGill I, Glenn JK, Brockbank A. The Action Learning Handbook: Powerful Techniques for Education, Professional 
Development and T
raining. New York: Routledge Falmer; 2004.

Explanation:
Place a comma between authors and also a comma before eds. if editors are listed. End with a period. If there are more than six authors listed, give the first three authors followed by et al.

Example

Gearou E, Huyett K, Nelson T, Quale J. Center of Pressure Displacement in 
   Single-Leg Stance During Eyes Open and Eyes Closed. [master's thesis]. 
   Duluth, MN: The College of St. Scholastica; 2001.

Explanation

Author: Gearou E, Huyett K, Nelson T, Quale J.
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 authors. End with a period.

Title & subtitle of the book: Center of Pressure Displacement in Single-Leg Stance During Eyes Open and Eyes Closed.
The title & subtitle are separated by a colon. Capitalize all major words of the title and subtitle. Italicize the title. End with a period.

Master's Thesis: [master's thesis].
Give the words master's thesis or project in brackets with a period outside the second bracket. 

Place of college or university: Duluth, MN:
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 the name of the college or university with a colon.

Name of college or university: The College of St. Scholastica;
Give the name of the institution at which the master's thesis was completed. Separate the name from the year with a semi-colon.

Year of Completion: 2001.
List the year of completion of the master's thesis, which appears on the title page. End the citation with a period.

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