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Details of common referencing styles used at Newcastle, and how to use this style to reference a range of source formats.

Referencing with Vancouver

by Emily Dott on 2017-02-19T14:28:14+00:00 | Comments

The Vancouver style is often used in health and medical subject areas and is a numerical style with endnotes. The number is used in the text to indicate where a citation is needed, the same number is used every time the source is cited and can appear as a number in brackets (1) or as subscript. 

As with all referencing styles, you need to ensure that you have the full details of your source, including the author, title, publication date and where it can be accessed i.e. publication details or url. The format of the reference is very similar to Harvard at Newcastle and for sources found online, an accessed date is included, while a DOI is included for e-journal articles.

Imperial's Vancouver guide provides a good overview of the style and lots of useful examples. You'll find some guidance on Cite Them Right Online which has an introduction to the style and you can choose to view the reference examples in Vancouver style. This is particularly useful for non-academic sources. 

If you are using EndNote you will find the general Vancouver style available and on the university desktop, you will also find the biomedical variation. You can download the style from our referencing guide for your personal device. 

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