The Vancouver style of referencing is predominantly used in the medical field.
Before you write your list of references, check with your lecturer or tutor for the referencing style preferred by the school. There may be differences in the style recommended by the school.
What is referencing?
Referencing is a standardised way of acknowledging the sources of information and ideas that you have used in your assignments and which allows the sources to be identified. It is important to be consistent when you are referencing.
Referencing is important to avoid plagiarism, to verify quotations and to enable readers to follow up what you have written and more fully understand the cited author’s work.
Steps in referencing:
This referencing style guide provides a set of rules on how to acknowledge the thoughts, ideas and works of others when you use them in your own work.
Many types of publication examples have been provided in this guide. If you cannot find the example you need, you can:
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Note: This guide was updated on October 5, 2021.