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A brief introduction to resources

Proper Citations

Any information drawn from resources other than your own knowledge must be properly cited.

For information on citations specific to dentistry, also answering questions such as why it’s professionally important and why url’s alone don’t count, please see Introduction to Citations in the Dental Clinical and Academic Professions.

View more information on how to use and manage citations on our full Citing Information Guide.

Not sure what citation style to use? JADA is the most common in dentistry, and it is based on AMA (also called JAMA).

  • While we recommend learning and using citation management software to save you time and effort now and in your future research, if you are in a pinch, this guide explains how to write AMA citations yourself.
  • Note that New PubMed has a "cite" button on the right-hand side of the record for the article. The citation that pops up is in AMA style.

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Amanda Nevius
Hirsh Health Sciences Library
Tufts University
145 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111
Subjects: Dentistry