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Public Health

Guide to selected resources in Public Health.

APA Style Manual

Citation guides:

  • APA Formatting Guide (from Purdue University's "Online Writing Lab" or "OWL")
  • APA 6th referencing (from Unitec Institute Of Technology, New Zealand) - includes specific examples on different resources and formats (check the menu on the left)


DOI versus URL: 

  • Use this flowchart  to determine when to include DOIs, URLs, or database information for your reference citations

For more Information:

  • FAQ about APA style
  • APA Style (American Psychological Association web site)

AMA Style Manual

Find the journal name abbreviations from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Journals' page

Basic Form: Author(s). Article title. Journal Name Abbreviation. Year;vol(issue no.):inclusive pages.

Example: Muzik M, Borovska S. Perinatal depression: implications for child mental health. Ment Health Fam Med. 2010;7(4):239-247.

Other examples: Check the .PDF handout from James Madison University Libraries.

Always check the print AMA Manual of Style book for correct punctuation!