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AMA Citation Style Basics: Website

AMA Manual of Style

This guide is intended as a basic introduction to the AMA citation style.

Please consult the AMA Manual of Style for more examples and in-depth information.

See section: 3.15.3 for more website examples.

See sections: 3.7-3.10 for author & title rules.

Example of a website

Information for physical therapy consumers. The American Physical Therapy Association. http:www.apta.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Consumers/consumer1.html. Published November 2007. Accessed September 17, 2008.

Explanation

Author: (if applicable)
Last name first. Use initials for first and middle name with no commas in between. Place a comma between multiple authors. End with a period. Many web sites do not have an author listed, so skip to the title of the web page if no author is given.


Title of the specific item cited: Information for physical therapy consumers.
Title and subtitle, if any, are separated by a colon. Capitalize only the first word of the title and any proper nouns. If no title is provided, use the name of the organization responsible for the site. End with a period.  


Name of the website: The American Physical Therapy Association.
Name of the website. End with a period. 


URL: http://www.apta.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Consumers/consumer1.htm.
Give the web site address. End with a period.


Published Date: Published November 2007.
If available, list the published date of the website proceeded by the word Published. End with a period.


Updated Date: (If applicable)
If available, list the updated date of the web site preceded by the word Updated. End with a period.


Accessed Date: Accessed September 17, 2008.
Always provide the date you accessed (viewed ) the page preceded by the word Accessed. End citation with a period.


 Reference: American Medical Association. AMA Manual of Style. 10th ed. Oxford, England: Oxford Universtiy Press; 2007.