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AMA Manual of Style Guide (10th) : Citing a Book in AMA Format

This guide will assist you with the AMA Manual of Style (10th edition)

Citing a Book in AMA Format

Basic Rules for Citing a Book - The AMA Manual of Style (10th) is in the library WZ 345 A511m 2007

 

  • Chapter title (when cited)
  • Surname and first and middle initials of book authors and editors (or translator, if any)
  • Title of book and subtitle, if any
  • Volume number and volume title , when there is more than one volume
  • Edition number (do NOT indicate first edition)
  • Page numbers, when specific pages are cited
  • Titles of books are italicized.
  • Titles of books are NOT underlined.
  • Book with Two to Six Authors: Separate the authors’ names using a comma.
  • Book with Seven or More Authors: List the first three authors, and then put “et al.”

 

  • For more rules see pp. 52-56 in the AMA Manual of Style (10th).

Reference to a book, one author. (See p.52 3.12 in AMA Manual of Style 10th)


Author A. Title of Work. Location: Publisher; date.

Example below:

Costanzo L. Physiology. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2006.

 

Reference to a book, two or more authors.  (See p.53 3.12.2 in AMA Manual of Style 10th)

Author A, Author B, Author C. Title of Work. Location: Publisher; date.

Example below:

Venables WN, Ripley BD. Modern Applied Statistics With S. 4th ed. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co; 2003.

Reference to a book, with seven or more authors. (See p.53 3.12.2 in AMA Manual of Style 10th)

Author A, Author B, Author C. Title of Work. Location: Publisher; date.

Example below:

Simon LS, Lipman, AG, Jacox AK, et al. Pain in Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Juvenile Chronic Arthritis. 2nd ed. Glenview, IL: American Pain Society; 2002.

Reference to a chapter in an Electronic book

Author A. Chapter title. In: Editors. Title of electronic book. Based on:[ Edition number, if it is the second edition or above]. edition. Location: Publisher; date. URL. Accessed date.

Example below:

Resnick NM. Geriatric medicine. In: Braunwald E, Fauci AS, Isselbacher KJ, et al. eds. Harrison's Online. Based on: Braunwald E, Hauser SL, Fauci AS, Kasper DL, Longon DL, Jameson JL, eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 15th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2001. http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/resources/documentation/harrisonsinfo.html. Accessed December 6, 2005.

Reference to an edited book. (See p.54 3.12.5 in AMA Manual of Style 10th)

Editor A, ed. Title of Work. Location: Publisher; date.

Example below:

Galanter M, ed. Services Research in the Era of Managed Care. New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum; 2001.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book. (See p.53 3.12.4 in AMA Manual of Style 10th)

Author A, Author B. Chapter title. In: Editor A, ed. Title of Work. Location: Publisher; date: pages.

Example below:

Bergeron C, Lowe J. Frontotemporal degeneration: introduction. In: Dickson DW, ed. Neurodegeneration: The Molecular Pathology of Dementia and Movement Disorders. Basel, Switzerland: ISN Neuropath Press; 2003: 342-348.

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