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Books and Books on CD-ROM 

Books and Books on CD-ROM


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PRINTED FROM AMA MANUAL OF STYLE ONLINE ( © American Medical Association, 2009. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the license agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in AMA Manual of Style Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy). 

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Books and Books on CD-ROM

The basic format for reference to an internet-based book is as follows. Note: If the reference is to the entire book, the information about chapter title and inclusive pages is not included.

Author(s). Chapter title. In: Editor(s). Book Title. [Edition number, if it is the second edition or above; mention of first edition is not necessary] ed. City, State (or country) of publisher: Publisher’s name; copyright year:inclusive pages. URL: [provide URL and verify that the link still works as close as possible to the time of publication]. Accessed [date].


  • 1. Resnick NM. Geriatric medicine. In: Braunwald E, Fauci AS, Isselbacher KJ, et al, eds. Harrison’s Online. Based on: Braunwald E, Hauser SL, Fauci AS, Kasper DL, Longo DL, Jameson JL, eds. Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. 15th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2001. Accessed December 6, 2005.

  • 2. Lunney JR, Foley KM, Smith TJ, Gelband H, eds. Describing Death in America: What We Need to Know. Washington, DC: National Cancer Policy Board, Institute of Medicine; 2003. Accessed December 6, 2005.

Citation of a book or monograph in CD-ROM format follows fairly closely the form used for a book or monograph (see 3.12, References to Print Books), with the key difference being the inclusion of the name of the medium in brackets after the title (eg, [CD-ROM]). Titles of books on CD-ROM follow the capitalization style of print book titles and are italicized. Note: If the title of the book (eg, Cecil Textbook of Medicine on CD-ROM) indicates the medium, no mention of the medium in brackets is necessary.

  • 3. Alberts B, Johnson A, Lewis J, Raff M, Roberts K, Walter P. Molecular Biology of the Cell [CD-ROM]. 4th ed. New York, NY: Garland Science; 2002.

  • 4. Longo DL. Immunology of aging. In: Paul WE, ed. Fundamental Immunology [CD-ROM]. 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2002;chap 33.

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