AMA Citation & Reference Style

Citation Tips

Citation Tips

 

What are the latest changes in referencing internet language?

ANSWER:

As of the 11th edition, AMA recommends lowercase internet and website, as well as removing the hyphen from email. Other e- compounds retain their hyphen, e.g. e-cigarette and e-book. Capitalize the word that follows e- in title case, e.g. "State Restrictions on e-Cigarette Use."

AMA Citation Style for Websites

When citing data from a website, include the following elements, if available, in the order shown:

  • Author(s) - (or, if no author is available, the name of the organization responsible for the site).
  • Title of the specific item cited (if none is given, use the name of the organization responsible for the site).
  • Name of the website
  • [Date published] (if available)
  • Updated [date] (if available)
  • Accessed [date]
  • URL [provide URL and verify that the link still works as close as possible to publication].

Tip: Include as much relevant information as possible 

Type of Entry Reference List

Website - with Author

Author(s).Title of the specific item. Name of website. [Date published] (if available). Updated [date] (if available). Accessed [date]. URL

Charlton G. Internal linking for SEO: examples and best practices. SearchEngineWatch. Accessed February 10, 2016. https://www.searchenginewatch.com/2015/09/29/internal-linking-for-seo-examples-and-best-practices/

Rainie L. The rise of the e-patient. Pew Research Center Internet and the  American Life Project website. October 7, 2009. Accessed January 11, 2012. https://www.pewresearch.org/internet/2009/10/07/the-rise-of-the-e-patient-2/

Website - with NO Author

Title of the specific item. Name of website. [Date published] (if applicable). Updated [date] (if applicable). Accessed [date]. URL

Air Quality. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Updated June 28, 2021. Accessed July 28, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/air/default.htm

Attribution

Thanks to the George Washington University Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library for the content of this guide, which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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