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Citing your sources is an important academic and professional skill. Whenever you quote, paraphrase, summarize, or copy content from someone else, you must cite your sources. By including citations, you:
Respect the author or creator whose works you are using
Show where you found your information & prove you used credible sources
- Helps your instructor to find the information without confusing it with a different article.
Add credibility and support to your own argument
Please refer to the AMA manual of style: electronic manual or your instructor if you have any further questions.
For References please click on the tab above for both the types and examples.
AMA 11th Edition Guide
AMA manual of style: a guide for authors and editors / JAMA Network editors
"The AMA Manual of Style, 11th edition, is a must-have guide for those seeking to publish research findings and anyone involved in medical, health, or scientific writing and publishing. The manual offers guidance on nuts-and-bolts topics including punctuation, capitalization, and grammar. It also provides guidance on how to navigate the dilemmas that authors, researchers and their institutions, medical editors and publishers, writers, and members of the news media who cover scientific research confront on a daily basis. Written by an expert committee of JAMA Network editors, this 11th edition thoroughly covers ethical and legal issues, authorship, conflicts of interest, scientific misconduct, and intellectual property, in addition to preparation of articles for publication, style, terminology, measurement, and quantification"-- Provided by publisher.
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