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Medicine: Referencing

Guide to information resources and services for Medicine, including basic and clinical sciences.

Referencing styles

The citing and referencing library guide has information and examples for using Vancouver style

See also:

  • Examples from International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)
  • Citing Medicine - the NLM guide for authors, editors, and publishers.

Find out more about Vancouver style with this short video tutorial. Takes approximately 5 minutes to complete.

Test your understanding of Vancouver referencing with this Vancouver quiz (DEV2011)

EndNote bibliographic software and Vancouver style:

Download EndNote style files to format the references according the Department's preferred versions.

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

The citing and referencing library guide has information and examples for using APA style.

See the Library's Easy Guide to APA style to get yourself started. The tutorial will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

The American Psychological Association also provides its own tutorial on The Basics of APA Style.

The citing and referencing library guide has information and examples for using Harvard style.

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

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Free software for managing citations and associated files for Monash University students and staff.

EndNote integrates with common word processors. (Windows and Mac versions available).


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:

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

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.