Have you been asked to use AMA referencing in your academic writing? If so, make sure you know how to cite a website with our helpful guide.
How to Cite a Website in AMA Referencing
AMA referencing is a number–note system. This means:
- You cite sources with a superscript number in the text. Each number points to an entry in a reference list at the end of the document.
- Sources are numbered sequentially, starting with the first one you cite.
- To cite a source again later in the same document, you simply need to give the same number as you did on the first citation.
So, following the AMA Manual of Style, we would cite a website as follows:
Symptoms of dehydration include feeling dizzy and tired.2
The ‘2’ at the end of the sentence above shows that we’re citing the second source in the reference list. Readers can then check that entry in the reference list for the full source details.
Websites in an AMA Reference List
The format for a website in an AMA reference list is as follows:
n. Author name(s) and initial(s). Page title. Name of the website. URL. Accessed date.
In practice, then, the reference list entry for a web page should look like this:
1. Cambell N. Recognising dehydration among patients. NursingToday. https://www.nursingtoday.org/clinical-archive/nutrition/recognising-and-preventing-dehydration-among-patients-10-10-2017/. Accessed 2 December 2019.
If no author is named on the page, though, you can use the name of the organisation that publishes the website. For example:
2. HealthDirect. Dehydration. HealthDirect Australia. https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/dehydration/. Accessed 4 December 2019.
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