Referencing is a method used to demonstrate to your readers that you have conducted a thorough and appropriate literature search, and carried out appropriate reading.
A reference is required if you:
Please check with your faculty for any specific referencing or formatting requirements
References enhance your writing and assist your reader by:
The Vancouver citation style is commonly used in medicine and science.Vancouver Style consists of:
It follows rules established by the International committee of Medical Journal Editors, now maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It is also known as Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals.
In its simplest form, a number in superscript format placed in the text of the essay, indicates the relevant reference:
Citations are numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text and each citation corresponds to a numbered reference, containing publication information about the source cited, in the reference list at the end of the publication, essay or assignment.
Once a source has been cited, the same number is used in all subsequent references. No distinction is made between print and electronic references when citing within the text.
A numbered list of references must be provided at the end of the paper:
The list should be arranged in the order of citation in the text of the publication, assignment or essay, not in alphabetical order.
List only one reference per reference number.