Bachelor of Health Sciences
Citing in the Health Sciences
"Knowledge develops through recognition of previous work. As expressed by Isaac Newton, "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants" (BBC, 2009).
Citing is the method of recognizing others' work, and it is an essential part of being a university student. Using proper citation allows instructors to see what scholars you have been reading, and it also gives you a voice in the scholarly discussion.
If you write something amazing, you probably would want others to cite your work too!"
BBC (2009). Moving words: Sir Isaac Newton. Retrieved March 3, 2017 from http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/movingwords/shortlist/newton.shtml
Resources on Citations and the Health Sciences:
- Citing medicine: the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers by Karen Patrias: Citing Medicine gives information on constructing citations at three levels: Diagrammed Citation, General Rules and Examples, and Specific Rules. NLM intends Citing Medicine to be an evolving publication, so check back for updates.
- Citing Government Publications: Detailed Guide (Canada): A guide to citing Canadian government publications prepared by the D.B. Weldon Library, the University of Western Ontario.
- Brief Guide to Citing Canadian Government Documents and Statistics (Queen's University Library): This guide provides general overview of how to cite Canadian government publications. Prepared by Sharon Musgrave and maintained by Government Documents, Stauffer Library, Queen's University.
The Style Guides, created by the Student Success Centre, provide an overview of each citation style and examples of how to properly cite different types of materials.
APA Style Guide (6th Ed.)
APA Style Guide (7th Ed.)
|Typically used in Education, Communication, Business and Nursing|
|Chicago Style Guide||Typically used in History|
|CSE Style Guide||Typically used in the Sciences|
|IEEE Style Guide||Typically used in Engineering|
MLA Style Guide (8th Ed.)
MLA Style Guide (9th Ed.)
|Typically used in English and Film|
|Vancouver Style Guide||Typically used in Biomedical Sciences|
APA - American Psychological Association
APA citation style is the most commonly used citation style of the Social Sciences.
Vancouver or ICMJE Style
The Vancouver guidelines were developed as a result of a meeting of medical journal editors in Vancouver, BC. They became known as the Vancouver Group, and have since expanded into the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Vancouver style is also known as the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals and is used by most biomedical journals and many scientific journals.
Do you plan on a career in academia? Do you conduct large scale literature reviews? Consider a paid subscription to Endnote. Considered a robust and reliable product, Endnote can simplify the citing and writing process.
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