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Athletic Training: Citing sources

Guide for the Athletic Training Program.

American Medical Association (AMA) Style


Example citations:

Journal article

Lam KC, Valier AR, Anderson BE, McLeod TC. Athletic training services during daily patient encounters: a report from the Athletic Training Practice-Based Research Network. Journal of athletic training. 2016;51(6):435-441. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-51.8.03.

Web page

National Athletic Trainers' Association. Sickle cell trait. National Athletic Trainers' Association website. Accessed July 13, 2017.



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      "The term plagiarism includes, but is not limited to: (i) use by paraphrase or direct quotation of the published or unpublished work of another person without fully and properly crediting the author with footnotes, citations or bibliographical reference; (ii) unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials; or (iii) unacknowledged use of original work/material that has been produced through collaboration with others without release in writing from collaborators."

Reference managers

There are several programs that will help you collect & organize the citations that you find doing your research. EndNote is one of the premier programs & is supported by MU's Division of Information Technology.