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PHRM 485: Intercultural and Global Health Issues

Referencing Guide for College of Pharmacy

Internet Sites

Authors (if indicated). Organization responsible for the site. Title of page or document. Accessed Month day, year. URL

Food and Drug Administration.  MedWatch.  Accessed June 13, 2007.

American Diabetes Association.  Gestational diabetes. Accessed June 13, 2007.


Personal Communication Example – written as statements within the text, including email and listserv messages; permission should be obtained from the author:

In a conversation with A. H. Sheehan, PharmD (August 2007)…

There have been no reports of toxic reactions…(J. Smith, MD, email communication, June 1, 2006)

Government Agency Publication Example
US Department of Health and Human Services. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Obesity Education Initiative Expert Panel on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults. Washington, DC: U.S. Public Health Service, 1998.

Poster Presentation Example
Schellhase EM, Abel SA, Carlstedt BC. An interdisciplinary collaboration: the development of a pharmacology course for a doctor of physical therapy program. Presented at: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Meeting; June 2, 2003; San Diego, CA.

Common Differences between AMA and APA style

• Page numbers (inclusive for AMA)
• Citing websites (always included accessed on date for AMA)
• Date (comes after journal title in AMA, APA is after Author)
• Use abbreviated journal titles in AMA (check PubMed for journal title)
• AMA uses et al when there are more than 6 authors, APA uses … and lists last author
• Overall order of the information is different in AMA style compared to APA style