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Pharmacology and Toxicology: AMA Citations

AMA Manual of Style Online

The official site of the American Medical Association Manual of Style:

If you are accessing the internet through the Lamar Soutter Library you can use the Search function at the top of the website to search through the full text of the guide.

If you are accessing the internet elsewhere this functionality may be unavailable to you. However, you may be able to use other features of the website.

AMA Manual of Style in Print

AMA Manual of Style Book

If you are at the Lamar Soutter Library, you can use a physical copy of the most recent edition of the AMA manual of style.

You can find it using the call number WZ 345 A511 or by speaking with a librarian.


AMA Examples

Plagiarism Defined

Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty that occurs when someone uses the words, expressions, ideas, opinions or findings of another without giving credit to the original source.

All of the following are considered plagiarism:

  • turning in someone else's work as your own
  • copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit
  • failing to put a quotation in quotation marks
  • giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation
  • changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit
  • copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or no

Source: What Is Plagiarism? (n.d.) Retrieved June 15, 2015, from <>

Choosing a Citation Manager

Citation managers help you organize and keep track of your references and generate bibliographies. Some also have plugins for in-paper citations, the ability to attach full text pdfs to citations, and tools to share your bibliographies with collaborators. Which one should you use?

Citation Manager Cost UMMS Support Accessibility Get it
EndNote Desktop

Available to UMMS through a site license managed by the Library. 


Contact Victoria Rossetti 

Desktop only, syncs with Endnote
EndNote Basic Free



Mendeley Freemium ($$$ for more than 2GB of cloud storage)


Contact Tess Grynoch

Web-based or desktop.
Zotero Free


Contact Tess Grynoch 


Available to UMMS through a site license managed by the library.


Contact Victoria Rossetti.


$79, or $49 for students.


Web-based, good on mobile devices.

For a more complete comparison chart, see Penn State's guide to choosing a citation manager.