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Citation Help for AMA: Book

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.

Editors?

Example:
Gibbs JT, Huang LN, eds. Children of Color: Psychological Interventions With Minority Youth. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass; 2007.

Explanation:
Place the word eds. after the editors with a comma in betwee. Follow by a period.

Edition?

Example:
Smith, S. Clinical Nursing Skills: Basic to Advanced Skills. 7th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall; 2008.

Explanation:
Do not indicate a first edition. Give edition number in ordinal format such as 2nd, 3rd and so on followed by ed. End with a period.

Example

Kolt GS, Andersen MB, eds. Psychology in the Physical and Manual Therapies

   Edinburgh, Scotland: Churchill Livingstone; 2004.

Explanation

Author: Kolt GS, Andersen MB.
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: Psychology in the Physical and Manual Therapies.
The title and subtitle are separated by a colon. Capitalize all major words of the title and subtitle. Italicize the title. End with a period.

Volume number and volume title (if applicable):
Give volume number preceded by Vol with no period. End with a period. Ex. = Vol 3.

Edition number  (if applicable):
Do not indicate a first edition. Give edition number in ordinal format such as 2nd, 3rd and so on followed by ed. End with a period. Ex. = 6th ed.

Place of publication: Edinburgh, Scotland:
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: Churchill Livingstone;
Shorten publisher's name to most concise form. Separate publisher from year of publication by a semi-colon.

Year of Publication: 2004.
List the year of publication, which appears on the title page or the title page verso (back side of title page). End the citation with a period.

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