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AMA Style: The Basics for Pharmacy Writing: USP-NF

Format and Example - USP-NF

Citing the USP-NF is definitely tricky because it is a two-book compilation (the United States Pharmacopeia and the National Formulary) of 4 volumes and AMA doesn’t provide an example for this in the Manual of Style, so we must improvise!

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Book Title and edition number. Publisher’s name; Copyright year for the chapter you're referencing. Accessed date. URL to the chapter. (No period after the URL)

Example (using the USP 41-NF 36)

  1. United States Pharmacopeia and National Formulary (USP 41-NF 36). United States Pharmacopeial Convention; 2016. Accessed January 18, 2019.