Medical imaging and radiation sciences: Referencing

Guide to information resources and services for Medical imaging and radiation sciences


Some of the commonly used citation styles in the Health Sciences include:

Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging 
In years one and two of your course you will be asked to reference using a modified Harvard style.

While there are key documents guiding its use, there are acceptable variations used by universities and journals.  This is the Harvard style determined by the Monash University Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences.

In later years you may be asked to reference according to the Vancouver style.  This is the guide approved by the Department.

Download EndNote style files to format the references according the Department's preferred versions. The Harvard style file for EndNote is from the UQ Harvard style.

See the instructions on how to download and use additional and customised styles.

Journal title abbreviations

Look up journal title abbreviations in the NLM catalog.


EndNote is reference management software. It can electronically import, store, and organise references, and automatically generate citations and bibliographies. Monash University has a license enabling access to staff and students.

To efficiently and effectively use such software, an understanding of how citations and references are used in academic writings, and knowledge of searching databases, are required.

The MNHS Faculty and the Library have developed an online tutorial to get you started with using EndNote.  (Monash staff and students only)

The Hargrave-Andrew Library offers a standard two-hour hands-on 'Introduction to EndNote' workshop at least once a month. This is customised for specific groups, upon request. Search the Library class booking system for classes.

To obtain EndNote software, for more information and training options see the EndNote Library Guide.


Academic Integrity

In academic writing you are required to acknowledge the sources from which you draw your information.

To ensure you have the requisite understanding see the academic integrity online modules.

For more on plagiarism see the language and learning online site.

Test your knowledge with this short plagiarism quiz.

Citing and Referencing modules

The Citing and Referencing modules are designed to help you learn the principles of citing and referencing, and understand how to correctly integrate source material into your work.

They include:

Test your skills - Harvard quiz

Test your understanding of Harvard style with this short Harvard quiz.

Guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism