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Citation Tools: Books

Print Books (AMA)

  1. Author's name(s). Chapter title. In: Surname and first and middle initials of book authors or editors or translators if any. Title of book and subtitle. Volume number. Edition. Place of publication: Name of publisher; year of copyright: Page numbers when cited.

Reference to an entire book:

  1. Modlin J, Jenkins P. Decision Analysis in planning for a Polio Outbreak in the United States. San Francisco, CA: Pediatric Academic Societies; 2004.

Reference to chapter in a book:

  1. Solensky R. Drug Allergy: desensitization and treatment of reactions to antibiotics and aspirin. In: Lockey P, ed. Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Marcel Dekker; 2004:585-606.

Editors and Translators:

  1. Plato. The Laws. Taylor EA, trans-ed. London, England: JM Dent & Sons Ltd; 1934:104-105.

Volume Number:

  1. US Department of Health and Human Services. Understanding and Improving Health and Objectives for Improving Health. Vol 1. 2nd ed. Washington, DC: US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2000.

Edition Number:

  1. Glinoer D. Thyroid disease during pregnancy. In: Braverman LE, Utiger RE, eds. Werner and Ingbar's The Thyroid: A Fundamental and Clinical Text. 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2000:1013-1027.

E-Books (AMA)

  1. Author's name(s). Title of book and subtitle. [Edition number, if second ed or above] ed. City, State (or country) of publisher: Publisher's name; copyright year. URL: http://xxxxx, Accessed (date).


  1. Kasper D, Fauci A, Hauser S, Longo D, Jameson JL, Loscalzo J. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 19th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2014. Accessed June 14, 2017.

E-Book Chapters (AMA)

  1. Author(s). Chapter title. In: Editor(s). Book Title. [Edition number, if it is the second edition or above] ed. City, State (or country) of publisher: Publisher's name; copyright year:inclusive pages. URL: [provide URL and verify that the link still works]. Accessed [date].


  1. Resnick NM. Geriatric medicine. In: Braunwald E, Fauci AS, Isselbacher KJ, et al, eds. Harrison's Online. Based on: Braunwald E, Hauser SL, Fauci AS, Kasper DL, Longo DL, Jameson JL, eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 15th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2001. Accessed December 6, 2005.