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AMA Style: The Basics for Pharmacy Writing: Entire Book

Format and Example - Entire Book

Note:  When referring to an entire book, rather than pages or a specific section, use the following format.  When citing an entire book, all major words in the title should be capitalized. 


If each chapter has a different author, please use the book chapter formatting.  If the entire book was authored by the same person/people, please use the entire book formatting and include page numbers in text.  See "Citing items in-text." 


Author(s). Book Title. Edition number (do not indicate 1st edition). Publisher name; most recent copyright year.


  1. Rantucci MJ. Pharmacists Talking With Patients: A Guide to Patient Counseling. 2nd ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2007.