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Athletic Training

Citing Your Research

Popular online citation generators frequently format citations improperly, and unless you are familiar with the basic rules and principals of the style you are using, or you refer to the style manual/author instructions, you will not recognize the mistakes.  Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with basic style rules, and refer to the learning materials made available to you on this page to help you cite your research properly.  

Journal of Athletic Training

The Journal of Athletic Training (JAT) is a peer-reviewed journal showcasing the latest research studies pertaining to the athletic training profession.  You can find and access JAT using the library's eJournal search.  

American Medical Association

The American Medical Association (AMA) style is a format developed to standardize biomedical writing.  The library provides complete access to the print and online editions of the AMA Manual of Style, 10th Ed..  

Basic Rules and Principles
  • In-text Citations

In-text citations are used when a source is referred to in the body of a paper.  AMA uses a superscript number format.

  • Reference List

A list of sources cited is included at the end of a paper on a separate page.  Title the page "References" (top, center).  Arrange sources in numerical order.  

  • The basic format for an article in an online journal:

Author(s). Title. Journal Name. Year;volume(issue No.):inclusive pages. URL. Published [date]. Updated [date]. doi.


Garza KB, Ding M, Owensby JK, Zizza CA.  Impulsivity and fast-food consumption: A cross-sectional study among working adults.  J Acad Nutr Diet.  2016;116(1):61-68.  doi:10.1016/j.jand.2015.05.003.