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Citation Help for AMA: Variations

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.

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.

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.

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.