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AMA (American Medical Association)

The style recommended by the American Medical Association (AMA) is often used for scholarly writing about medicine or health-related topics, or about other subjects in the sciences. In the AMA style, references to a work or parts of a work inside the text of a paper take the form of numbered citations. Only the number appears in the text itself; the reference preceded by the same number is included in a list at the end of your paper. (Note that this format differs from the notes-and-bibliography system of the Chicago style and should not be confused with the latter).

Online guides

  • AMA Manual of Style: a guide for authors and editors.  Official AMA website, includes updates to the manual and editors tips.

Example sites

Print style guides

book jacket
AMA manual of style : a guide for authors and editors.
Edition:10th ed. / Cheryl Iverson (chair).
Publication Info.: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2007.
Call Number: R119 .A533 2007

EndNote output styles

Style manuals in the University Libraries collections

Book and ebook versions of major styles guides.

EndNote at Virginia Tech

EndNote is a software product that allows researchers to save and organize results of database searches or lists of bibliographic references. There are several similar products (ProCite, Reference Manager, RefWorks, WriteNote, Zotero, and Bookends) that provide the same functionality, but the university has a site license for EndNote only. A web-based product called EndNote Web is also available.

EndNote Web

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