Writing Resources – AMA Style

The American Medical Association style (AMA) is the common method of documentation. The AMA style provides basic guidelines about preparing papers for submission. AMA style also uses parenthetical citation within the text to identify source material and uses a reference list at the end of the work to give detailed information about sources cited in the paper.

The AMA Manual of Style is the  text utilized by Bellin College. The current edition of this Manual is available in designated College resource areas and the Library. Refer to the applicable Textbook and Supply Lists or appropriate course syllabus for resources required which may include the AMA Manual.

The AMA Manual provides examples of citations of references and answers to frequently asked questions. Students are to submit papers using AMA style. Paper submission format (electronic, hard copy, single-sided, double sided) will be at the discretion of the course faculty. Information pertaining to such requirements will be communicated to students verbally at the start of each semester and will also be published in paper/project guidelines and/or the course syllabi.

Students are encouraged to consult with faculty for clarifications or seek assistance from the Center for Academic Success, Teaching, and Learning Excellence (CASTLE).