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AMA Style Guide


Author's surname First initial Middle initial. Title of Book Italicized. City, Abbreviated Place of Publication: Publisher; Year.

General book

If the reference is for an entire book, the chapter and inclusive page numbers are not needed

1Cheung SS. Advanced Environmental Exercise Physiology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics; 2010.

Book edition

2Starkey C. Athletic Training and Sports Medicine: An Integrated Approach. 5th ed. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2013.

Book chapter, where chapter author is different from book editor

For editors, you can also note the consulting editor, translator-editor, etc.

3Whiteley JA, Winett RA. Gender and fitness: enhancing women's health through principled exercise training. In: Eisler RM, Hersen, M, eds. Handbook of Gender, Culture, and Health. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum associates, Inc.; 2000:343-373.

Book in a series

4Miller MG, Berry DC. Emergency Response Management for Athletic Trainers. Philadelphia, PA:

Lippincotte Williams & Wilkins; 2011. LLW's Athletic Training Education Series.

General eBook

5Shepherd J. 101 Youth Athletic Drills. London, GB: A & C Black; 2009. Accessed July 8, 2016.

Your professor may have different citing expectations than library staff. Always check at the beginning of term and before starting assignments that the citing rules you are using are appropriate for your class.