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Human Nutrition: Citations

This Guide is designed to help students successfully find and use nutrition research

AMA is the citation style used in the Nutrition program. Find out more on how to do different types of citations below. 

Citing Electronic resources:

Type of Entry

Reference List

 Online journal article   with volume and   page information  Allison MA, Hurley LP, Markowitz L, et al. Primary care physicians’ perspectives about HPV   vaccine. Pediatrics. 2016;137(2):e20152488. doi:10.1542/peds.2015-2488
 Online journal article   available online   before print   publication  Tamburini S, Shen N, Chih Wu H, Clemente JC. The microbiome in early life: implications for     health   outcomes. Nat Med. Published online July 7, 2016. doi:10.1038/nm4142
 Web site  King MW. Carbohydrate Nomenclature. The Medical Biochemistry Page. Updated April 2, 2020.   Accessed June 3, 2020.
 Online book  Gilmore K, Meersand P. Normal Child and Adolescent Development: A Psychodynamic Primer.   American Psychiatric Association Publishing; 2014. Accessed August 12, 2019.
 Chapter from an   online book  Creating safety systems in health care organizations. In: Kohn, LT, Corrigan, JM, and Donaldson   MS,  eds. To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System. Washington, DC: Committee on   Quality   of Health Care in America, Institute of Medicine; 2000: chap 8. Accessed November 1,   2016.
 Online reference  Amoxicillin. Micromedex. Truven Health Analytics; 2020. Updated June 2, 2020. Accessed             July 22,   2020.
 Preprints  Bloss CS, Wineinger NE, Peters M, et al. A prospective randomized trial examining health care   utilization in individuals using multiple smartphone-enabled biosensors. bioRxiv. Preprint posted   online October 28, 2015. doi:10.1101/029983

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Citing Print Resources


Type of Entry

Reference List

 Book—single author

 Shepard TH. Catalog of Teratogenic Agents. 7th ed. Johns Hopkins University Press; 1992.

 Book—more than   one   author
(list all authors if six or less, otherwise list first three followed by "et al.")

 Baselt RC, Cravey RH. Disposition of Toxic Drugs and Chemicals in Man. 4th ed. Chemical   Toxicology  Institute; 1995.

 Book—with editors

 Armitage JO, Antman KH, eds. High-dose Cancer Therapy: Pharmacology, Hematopoietins, Stem   Cells. Williams & Wilkins; 1995.

 Chapter from a book

 Degner LF, McWilliams ME. Challenges in conducting cross-national nursing research. In: Fitzpatrick   JJ,   Stevenson JS, Polis NS, eds. Nursing Research and its Utilization: International State of the   Science. Springer;  1994:211-215.

 Monographic series

 Davidoff RA. Migraine: Manifestations, Pathogenesis, and Management. FA Davis; 1995.   Contemporary   Neurology Series; No 42.

 Article from journal—   single author

 Moldofsky H. Sleep, neuroimmune and neuroendocrine functions in fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue   syndrome. Adv Neuroimmunol. 1995;5(1):39-56.

 Article from journal—   more than one author
 (list all authors if six   or less, otherwise list   first three followed by   "et al.")

 Raux H, Coulon P, Lafay F, et al. Monoclonal antibodies which recognize the acidic configuration of   the rabies   glycoprotein at the surface of the virion can be neutralizing. Virology. 1995;210(2):400-408.

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AMA Citations quick sheet

This PDF from the University of Illinois provides quick, easy citation rules.

AMA Citations Quick Sheet

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AMA Manual of Style

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