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AMA Writing Guide: Misc. Citations

This research guide provides a brief introduction to the AMA 11th edition.

Citing Websites, Government Reports, and the Bible

Websites

Notes:  When providing authors' or editors' surnames and initials, the names of all authors and/or editors should be given unless there are more than 6, in which case the names of the first 3 authors are used, followed by 'et al," see section 3.15.3 of the AMA Manual. 

Template: Author(s) (if given; if not, organization responsible for the publication). Title of the specific item cited (if not given, provide the name of the organization responsible for the site). Website name. Accessed [date]. URL

Example: Kelleher S. Human eyes absorb visual information even during rapid eye movements. American Association for the Advancement of Science; 2021. Accessed August 11, 2021. https://www.aaas.org/news/human-eyes-absorb-visual-information-even-during-rapid-eye-movements

Government Reports 

NotesWhen providing authors' or editors' surnames and initials, the names of all authors and/or editors should be given unless there are more than 6, in which case the names of the first 3 authors are used, followed by 'et al," see section 3.13.2 of the AMA Manual

Template: Author(s) (if given; if not, organization responsible for the publication). Report Title Written in Title Case and Italicized. Name of issuing bureau, agency, department, or other governmental division; publication date series number (if given); Accessed [date] (if applicable); web address (if applicable). 

ExampleUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Women on the Run: First-Hand Accounts of Refugees Fleeing El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. UNHCR: UN Refugee Agency; 2015. Accessed August 16, 2016. http://www.unhcr.org/5630f24c6.pdf

Bible 

Notes: In biblical references, do not abbreviate the names of books, and the verion cited may be included parenthetically (ESV, NRSV, NKJV, etc.). Biblical references can be provided only parenthetically in-text, but an numerical endnote citation is also appropriate. 

Template: Book of the Bible Chapter:verse-verse (Version Cited). 

Example: John 6:1-9 (NRSV)