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AMA Citation Guide: Books

Single Author

Author last name Author’s first initials. Title of Book. Edition. Place of publication: Publisher; year.

Netter FH. Atlas of Human Anatomy. 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders/Elsevier; 2011.

More Than One Author

Author(s) separated by commas. Title of Book. Edition. Place of publication: Publisher; year.

Bickley LS, Szilagyi PG, Bates B. Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2009.

Edited Book

Name(s), eds. Title of Book. Edition. Place of publication: Publisher; year.

Ryan KJ, Ray CG, eds. Sherris Medical Microbiology. 5th ed. New York, NY: McGraw Hill Medical; 2010.

Chapter from a Book

Author(s) of chapter. Chapter number. Title of chapter. In: Author’s or Editor’s name. Title of Book. Edition. Place of publication: Publisher; year: Chapter page number(s).

Murphy K. Chapter 2. Innate immunity: the first lines of defense. In: Murphy K. Janeway’s Immunobiology. 8th ed. New York, NY: Garland Science; 2012: 37-73.

Online Book

Author(s) of chapter. Chapter number. Title of chapter. In: Editor’s name, ed. Title of Book. Edition. Place of publication: Publisher; year. URL. Accessed date.

Little JF. Chapter 9. The lymphatic system. In: Anatomy and Physiology: A Text-book for Nurses. Philadelphia, PA: Lea & Febiger; 1914. http://books.google.com/books?id=te0EAQAAIAAJ&dq=anatomy%20and%20physiology&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false. Accessed March 14, 2012.

Serial Publication

Author(s). Title of Monograph. Place of publication: Publisher; year. Name of the Series and number of the monograph.

Davidoff RA. Migraine: Manifestations, Pathogenesis, and Management. Philadelphia, PA: FA Davis; 1995. Contemporary Neurology Series 42.

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