Guide: How to cite a E-book or PDF in AMA style

Guide: How to cite a E-book or PDF in AMA style

Cite A E-book or PDF in AMA style

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Use the following template to cite a e-book or pdf 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.


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.


1. Author Surname Author Initial. Title. City: Publisher; Year Published:Pages Used. Available at: http://Website URL. Accessed October 10, 2013.


1. Petlack H. Accuracy In Chemistry Measurements. 1st ed. Infobase Publishing; 2007:1. Available at: Accessed October 17, 2014.

In-text citation

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




For volume measurements, the burette is a more highly calibrated tool than the graduated cylinder and the beaker. For this reason, a burette will measure volume to more significant figures than the other two instruments. A graduated cylinder is more accurate than a beaker. A beaker does not have enough calibration lines to make it a very useful measurement device 1

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