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Citation Guide: AMA Citation

Learning to Cite in AMA Style

This page will help you learn the basics of citing in AMA style. It includes interactive tutorials to teach you to cite.

On this page, you will find:

  • Links to the AMA Manual of Style (left column)
  • Three interactive tutorials that allow you to locate the pieces of a citation for a book, article, and webpage (right column)
  • The format of three common AMA citations to help you cite your sources (right column)
  • Two interactive tutorials that teach you how to avoid plagiarism and follow rules of academic integrity (left column)

AMA Style Guide


Complete this interactive tutorial on how to avoid plagiarism at ECU.

An additional tutorial reviewing ECU's Academic Integrity Policy can be found here:

Interactive Citation Tutorials

How do I use this tutorial? Click each button below. Use the circles on the page to locate pieces of citation information, then try to create a citation with what you find. Check your answer when you are done!


Please note that not every article, book, and website will have all of the information in the exact same place, however, this is a good start to help you find citation elements. 

Want to see the answers again? Here are links to the animated answers: Article | Website | Book

Constructing a Citation

Here is how to format some of the most common types of citations in AMA Style.


Author AA, Author BB. Title of article. Abbreviated Journal Title. Date of publication;volume number(issue):page number(s). doi:

Now you try! 


Author AA, Author BB. Title of document. Title of website. URL. Published [date]. Updated [date]. Accessed [date].

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Author AA, Author BB. Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher; year.

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 Not the style you are looking for?   MLA GuideAPA Guide  |  Chicago GuideACS GuideASA Guide APSA Guide CSE Guide

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