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Reference Guide for Pharmacy Students: Referencing Guide - College of Pharmacy

Citation format based on AMA for College of Pharmacy students

Introduction and General Guidelines

This guide is based on the AMA Manual of Style:  A Guide for Authors and Editors.  There are many correct ways to list references or citations; this guide will provide a standardized format to use throughout the professional program.

General Guidelines:
  • List references as superscripts at the end of sentences or phrases.  Example.1,3-5,8
  • List author names with the author’s last name followed by initials, no periods.  Example:  Sheehan AH, Killion VJ.
  • Retain the spelling, abbreviations, and style for numbers used in the original article title, book title, parts of book, or other material.
  • For journal article titles and chapter titles in books, capitalize only the first letter of the first word in a title and subtitle.
  • For journal titles and book titles, capitalize all main words.
  • Inclusive page numbers (i.e., 1404-1412 would be referenced as 1404-12; 1395-1406 would be referenced as 1395-406.)
  • Do not use quotation marks.
  • Reference the most specific part when possible (i.e., cite the monograph within the online database, not the entire database or cite the chapter within book.)

AH Sheehan; VJ Killion
revised August 2016

Subject Guide

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Vicki Killion
Subject areas: pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, medicine, life sciences
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