AMA Citations

Features the basics on in-text citations and reference lists from the American Medical Association (AMA) Manual of Style, 10th edition

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Avoid Plagiarism

If you don't cite your sources properly, you are plagiarizing and that's bad news; not to mention a violation of the Academic Integrity Code outlined in your Student Handbook.  

"Plagiarism is intentionally or knowingly presenting the work of another as one’s own (i.e., without proper acknowledgment of the source). The sole exception to the requirement of acknowledging sources is when the ideas, information, etc., are common knowledge."

Some examples of plagiarism include:

  • Buying a paper online
  • Passing someone else's paper off as your own
  • Copying all or part of any previous work without proper acknowledgement (citations)

Our Guide

AMA Manual of StyleThe information on subsequent pages of this guide is based on the guidelines laid out in the AMA Manual of Style, 10th ed.  Find a copy on the library's 3rd floor (call number - R119 .A533 2007)

Copyright in a Nutshell

Copyright laws grant creators exclusive rights to how their creation is used. A work is protected from the "...time the work is created in a fixed form" . Some examples are books, maps, charts, prints, photographs, music, drama, paintings, drawings, sculpture, movies, computer programs, records and tapes, dance, architecture, and characters. (Copyright Basics, 2008, p.1- 3), (Samuels, 2000)

For more information visit the official website for the U.S. Copyright Office at http://www.copyright.gov/

Sources:

Samuels, E. (2000). The illustrated story of copyright. New York: St. Martin's Press.

U.S. Copyright Office. (2008). Copyright Basics. Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

(Text used with permission from FSU Libraries.)

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