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AMA Citation Style: Websites

Citation Tips

What are the latest changes in referencing a sites?


Effective January 18, 2012, AMA requires "Web site" to be changed to "website.

Web sites

Web sites: 3.15.3

  • Author(s) - (or, if no author is available, the name of the organization responsible for the site).
  • Title of the specific item cited (if none is given, use the name of the organization responsible for the site).
  • Name of the website. (use "website" not "Web site")
  • URL [provide URL and verify that the link still works as close as possible to publication].
  • Published  date (if available)
  • Updated date (if available)
  • Accessed date

Tip: Include as much relevant information as possible 

Example: (author)

Rainie L. The rise of the e-patient. Pew Research Center Internet and the  American Life Project website. October 7, 2009. Accessed January 11, 2012.

Example: (no author)

Air Pollution and Respiratory Health. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website Updated January 9, 2012. Accessed March 2, 2012

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