Guide: How to cite a Dictionary entry in AMA style

Guide: How to cite a Dictionary entry in AMA style

Cite A Dictionary entry in AMA style

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Use the following template to cite a dictionary entry using the AMA citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.

Key:

Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the AMA style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.

Template:

1. Author Surname Author Initial. Title. Publication Title. Year Published:Pages Used.

Example:

1. Markey.senate.gov. Global Warming Impact Zones | U.S. New Orleans.  2015.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.

Template

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Example

'There is perhaps no better example of the potential for devastating global warming impacts than the Gulf Coast and Hurricane Katrina. While the contribution of human-caused warming to Hurricane Katrina is difficult to quantify, scientists have unearthed a trend towards larger, more intense storms as oceans around the world warm. After Katrina, the response from the American public was to help New Orleans in any way possible. ' 1

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