Health Sciences Citations

The Health Sciences programs most often use AMA or APA citation styles.  The guides below offer help in understanding how to apply these styles. 

The AMA (American Medical Association) reference style was created by the editors of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). It specifies writing and citation styles for scholarly works in Medicine. AMA style is internationally recognized and is used throughout. disciplines in the health sciences.


American Medical Association, AMA Manual of Style 10th ed., 2007.
Available in the Reference section of the Health Sciences Library book room. (808.06661 A479).

General resources: 

How to format the paper:

How to format the citations, in text and reference list: 

APA style is commonly used for citing references in science and social science courses. 

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed., 2020.
Available in the Reference section of the Health Sciences Library book room (808.02 P976)

General resources: 

How to format the paper:

There are free, easy-to-use tools to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

With these, you can:                         

  • Create and manage citations of books, articles, websites, videos, etc.
  • Import citations directly from databases, the library catalog, Google Scholar
  • Add searchable notes and tags to citation records
  • Attach article and chapter PDFs and images to citation records
  • Easily and quickly create a bibliography in a variety of reference styles (APA, MLA, etc.)
  • Automatically manage in-text citations in Microsoft Word or LiberOffice/OpenOffice
  • Easily share references with others

Zotero and Mendeley are the two most common citation softwares.  Compare and explore or ask a librarian for help in installing and using either one. 

Zotero Library Guide

Mendeley Library Guide