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Health Sciences: Assessment help

Guide to resources for assessment tasks in health issues, health education and public health

Assessment 'help' pages are created for specific units in consultation with unit coordinators. They present specific information to assist you with your assessments. If your unit's code isn't included in the drop-down list, please use the generic tutorials on this page or check Moodle for Library modules.

Citing styles

APA style is commonly used in the Health Sciences, but check with your Lecturer or Department to ensure you are using the correct style.  APA style is based on the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed).

Digital Object Identifiers (DOI's)

A DOI (digital object identifier) is a unique alphanumeric code for persistent identification of an electronic item on the Internet.

A DOI name may look something like this   DOI:  10.1080/10911359.2011.535733 and may be listed on the front page of an article, or within the database record. 

If you have a DOI and want to see the matching citation (or the full-text if you have access), use a DOI resolver, or try pasting the DOI into a Google search

Who's citing whom?

To find out who's citing whom use the following:


Monash University provides EndNote bibliographic software for managing citations and references for postgraduate students and staff.

For more information or to download the software, see the Library's EndNote library guide.

Classes on how to use EndNote are run throughout the year. Check times and locations in the class booking system.

For assistance using EndNote contact your subject librarian Gabby Lamb