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Citation Guide : How to cite BOOKS, eBOOKS, CHAPTERS

How to cite BOOKS

AMA Book Citation (Single Author)


Author's Last Name,First InitialMiddle Initial. Title of book: Subtitle of book. Edition Number (do not indicate first edition). Place of Publication: Publisher; Year of Publication.

Examples:

1. Bell E. Research for Health Policy. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2010.

2. Catalano JT. Nursing Now: Today's Issues, Tomorrow's Trends. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Co.; 2003.

 

AMA Book Citation (Multiple Authors)

Note:

  • If there are 6 or less authors, all authors are listed with commas seperating each one. Do not use "and" to separate any of the names.
  • If there are more than 6 authors, include the names of the first 3 authors followed by et al. (e.g. Smith KM, Victor TE, Benson R, et al.)

Authors' Last Name,First InitialMiddle Initial (each one separated by commas). Title of book: Subtitle of book. Edition Number (do not indicate first edition). Place of Publication: Publisher; Year of Publication.

Examples:

3. Cheng H, Kotler P, Lee NR. Social Marketing for Public Health: Global Trends and Success Stories.Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett; 2011.

4. Colbert BJ, Gonzalez LS III, Kennedy BJ. Integrated Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology. 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education; 2012.

Note: The second line on these examples is not inline with the last name on the line above, but in your paper it should be.


AMA Book Citation (Edited Book)


Editor Last Name,First InitialMiddle Initial, ed. Title of book: Subtitle of book. Edition Number (do not indicate first edition). Place of Publication: Publisher; Year of Publication.


Examples:

5. Barh D, Blum K, Madigan MA, eds. Omics: Biomedical Perspectives and Applications. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press; 2012.

6. Canfield MR, ed. Field Notes on Science & Nature. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press; 2011.

How to cite eBOOKS

AMA eBook Citation

Author's Last Name,First InitialMiddle Initial. Title of book: Subtitle of book. Edition Number (do not indicate first edition). Place of Publication: Publisher; Year of Publication. URL. Accessed Month day, year.

Example:

1. Field MJ, Boat TF, eds. Safe and Effective Medicines for Children: Pediatric Studies Conducted Under the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act and the Pediatric Research Equity Act. Washington, DC: Institute of Medicine of the National Academies; 2012. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13311. Accessed January 28, 2013.


Note: The second line on these examples is not inline with the last name on the line above, but in your paper it should be.

How to Cite CHAPTERS

AMA Citation for a Chapter in a Book

Chapter author's Last Name First InitialMiddle Initial. Chapter title. In: Editor's Last Name First InitialMiddleInitial, ed. Title of book: Subtitle of book. Place of Publication: Publisher; Year of Publication:Page number(s).

Note: With chapter titles, only the first word is capitalized. The rest are lower case unless they are proper nouns.

Examples:

1. Habib RR. Understanding water, understanding health: the case of Bebnine, Lebanon. In: Charron DF, ed. Ecohealth Research in Practice: Innovative Applications of an Ecosystem Approach to Health. New York: Springer; 2012:45-59.

2. Cushman JT, Shah MN. Emergency health services. In: Veenema TG, ed. Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness: For Chemical, Biological and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards. 3rd ed. New York: Springer; 2013: 203-213.

Note: The second line on these examples is not inline with the last name on the line above, but in your paper it should be.

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