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AMA Citation Guide

Government Publications

Government Publications Citation Examples

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prevention of herpes zoster: recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR Recomm Rep. 2008;57(RR-5):1-30.

2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance, 2000. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2001.

3. Food and Drug Administration. MedWatch. 2020 Medical Device Recalls. Accessed June 19, 2020.

Package Inserts

Package Inserts Citation Example

1. Byetta. Package insert. Amylin Pharmaceuticals; 2008.


Website Citation Examples

Website/page with author

1. Charlton G. Internal linking for SEO: examples and best practices. SearchEngineWatch. Accessed June 11, 2020.

Website/page without author

2. Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights & Law Program. American Association for the Advancement of Science. Accessed June 18, 2019.

Note: For additional examples and rules, check out the AMA manual section on websites


Video Citation Examples

References may include citation of audio or video recordings or DVDs. The form for such references is as follows:

1. Smith R. Evidence-Based Medicine: An Oral History. The JAMA Network and the BMJ. 2014. Accessed October 14, 2016. https://ebm-jamanetwork-com

2. Moyers B. On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying. DVD. Thirteen/WNET; 2000.

3. Bernstein Fant B, Fant L. The American Sign Language Phrase Book With DVD. McGraw-Hill Education; 2011.

4. Stern S. Chronic Aortic Regurgitation.[streaming video]. McGraw Hill. Published November 12, 2018. Accessed October 23, 2019.

Note: The host may be given as the author and the distributor may be given as the publisher. In addition, if the medium is given in the title of the work, it is not necessary to repeat after the title (see example 3).


Social Media

Social Media Citation Examples

From AMA Manual, 11th ed,  Ch 3.15.4 Social Media

"As new modalities of social media have emerged, a mechanism for citing these different outputs is useful. Social media are fluid and temporary, and in scientific reporting, a better citation is likely available.

Some suggestions for citing various popular social media follow."


1. Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Facebook page. #RotatorCuff tears are among the most common shoulder injuries, particularly in individuals who engage in activities that require repetitive arm motions. Discover the possible treatment options for a torn rotator cuff: Accessed March 4, 2019.


2. Gray T. Advice after mischief is like medicine after death. AMA Style Insider blog. February 11, 2019. Accessed March 10, 2019.


3. Khan Academy health and medicine YouTube page. Accessed February 10, 2016.


4. @AMAManual. Double negatives can be used to express a positive, but this yields a weaker affirmative than the simpler positive and may be confusing. “Our results are not inconsistent with the prior hypothesis.” “That won’t do you no good.” And the classic: “I can’t get no satisfaction.” March 7, 2019. Accessed March 10, 2019.

Note: In some of the examples above, note that instead of a title, the entire post is given