How to cite a book in AMA format

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What are AMA book citations?

AMA book citations should be used when theories, findings or other information from a book have contributed to your paper. For this, you need an in-text citation and a full citation in the reference list/bibliography.

AMA Book citation examples:

AMA book citations differ in format depending on the source type you are citing. For example, the format when citing a book with one author, will be different to that of a book with two or more authors – see below for examples.

In-text citation example:

The sky is blue.1

Book with one author

A book with one author should be referenced in the following format:

1. Author’s surname Initial(s). Title of Publication. Place of Publication: Publisher; Year of Publication.

Example:

1. Cottrell S. The Study Skills Handbook. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan; 2013.

Book with two or more authors

A book with two or more authors must include the names of all of the authors and be presented in the following format:

1. Author’s surname Initial(s), Author’s surname Initial(s). Title of Publication. Place of Publication: Publisher; Year of Publication.

Example:

1. Kotler P, Keller KL. Marketing Management. Prentice Hall College Div; 2005.

Book Chapter

When referencing a book chapter, the author and title of the chapter must be included in the reference.

1. Author’s surname initial(s). Title of Chapter. In: Authors surname Initial(s). Title of publication. Xth edition. Place of Publication: Publisher; Year of Publication.

Example:

1. Solensky R. Drug allergy: desensitization and treatment of reactions to antibiotics and aspirin. In: Lockey P, ed. Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Marcel Dekker; 2004:585-606.