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AMA Style - 10th edition

Examples and information on how to create bibliographies and format student papers in the style of the American Medical Association's Manual of Style.

Format for Website Citations

When Websites Are Not Websites

If you are citing an electronic version of a book (or book chapter), journal article, dissertation or thesis, use the above tabs to find information on citing those materials. Below is a guide for citing online materials that do not fit the norm of the publication world. 

Websites

Elements Needed

Author(s)
Title of the specific page (unless citing the entire website)
Name of the Website
URL
Published date (if available)
Updated date (if available)
Access date

Format

  1. Author FM or Organization Name. Title of the specific part of the website. Name of the Web site. http://URL. Published Month Day, Year. Updated Month Day, Year. Accessed Month Day, Year.

Author - the author is the person or organization taking credit or is responsible for the information. If you are not sure who is taking responsibility for the information, look for an About Us link or who is copyrighting the material.

Personal author(s) example: Jane Smith & Michael J. Johnson
Corporate author examples:

American Heart Association (a non-profit organization)
National Cancer Institute (a government organization)
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (a commercial organization)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (a government organization)
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (a non-profit organization)
Harvard School of Public Health (an educational organization)

Date – AMA website citations may contain up to three dates: Publication/Copyright date, information Updated date, and Accessed date. If there is no Publication/Copyright date or Updated date simply do not include them. There will always be an date of access.

  1. Copyright Date - generally found at the bottom of the page; if a date range is given (©‚Äč 2007-2014), give only the most current year - 2014.
  2. A byline date is sometimes used near the top of the webpage: May 1, 2013
  3. A date of last update may be found at the top or bottom of the page and looks something like: Updated: 8:43 a.m. MT May 10, 2014.

Examples: Website Citations

Corporate Author 

  1. World Health Organization. Food technologies. Food Safety. http://www.who.int/foodsafety/areas_work/food-technology/en/. Published 2014. Accessed September 1, 2014.
  2. WebMD. Healthy eating. Food and Recipes Center. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/tc/healthy-eating-overview. Published 2014. Updated January 25, 2013. Accessed August 20, 2014.
  3. Celiac Disease Foundation. Dermatitis herpetiformis. http://celiac.org/celiac-disease/dermatitis-herpetiformis/. Published 2014. Accessed August 26, 2014.
  4. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Evidence-based practice. Evidence Analysis Library. http://www.andeal.org/evidence-based-practice. Published 2014. Accessed September 3, 2014.

Personal Authors 

  1. Brain M. How food works. HowStuffWorks. http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/edible-innovations/food.htm. Published 2014. Accessed September 8, 2014.
  2. Ahem S. All-purpose gluten-free flour mix. Food Network. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/articles/all-purpose-gluten-free-flour-mix.html. Published 2014. Accessed July 20, 2014.
  3. Sapcher C. Five of the best gluten free all-purpose flour mixes. http://recipes.answers.com/article/1186686/five-of-the-best-gluten-free-all-purpose-flour-mixes. Recipes by answers. Published 2014. Accessed July 24, 2014.
  4. Cara. Allergen-friendly baking: guide to gluten-free flours. Fork and Beans. http://www.forkandbeans.com/2013/12/30/guide-gluten-free-flours/. Published December 30, 2013. Accessed September 22, 2014.