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Athletic Training & Kinesiology

American Medical Association (AMA) Style

AMA Manual of Style  Call Number: R119 .A 533 2007

This handbook provides medical writers and editors with guidance in manuscript preparation, writing style, reference formatting, and more. 

Example Citations: 

  • Journal Article (Print)
    • Author(s) Last Name First Initial. Title of article. Abbreviated journal title. Year:Volume (issue): Inclusive page numbers. 
  • Journal Article (Online) 
    • Author(s) Last Name First Initial. Title of article. Abbreviated journal title. Year; vol(issue):pages. doi:XXX-XXX. 
  • Website 
    • Author or responsible body. Title of item cited. Name of website (If  different from the author). URL. Published date. Updated date. Accessed date.

Reference Managers

Several programs can help you collect and organize your citations.  


  • Zotero is a browser add-on that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, lives in your web browser where you do your work, and best of all, it is free. Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies.


  • Mendeley is a free reference manager and an academic social network. Manage your research, showcase your work, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. 

Purdue Owl

Purdue University has an excellent online writing lab (Purdue Owl) that assists students with academic writing. Purdue Owl has citation guides at