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Need help figuring out how to cite a print dictionary properly in AMA (American Medical Association) format.

Last Updated: Aug 30, 2011  |  1304 Views

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The AMA Style Guide is available to UNC-CH affiliates online via the library catalog or in print in the Reference Collection at the Health Sciences Library User Services Desk (WZ 345 B244m 2007).

The AMA Style Insider blog cites a ditionary like this:
Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. 10th ed. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster Inc; 1997. (

This reference is based on the format for a book found in section 3.12.1 of the manual.

You should include an edition number if one is included as part of a title or is on the copyright page found on the back of the title page of the book.

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