Citation techniques and styles
The aim of referencing is to let your readers know which sources you have used for your work.
There are several ways of referencing. A few of the most widely used styles are APA, Harvard and Vancouver. If you're not sure which style to use, please contact your department or teacher.
When using a reference management tool, such as RefWorks or EndNote, your references are presented automatically according to the citation style of your choice. You won't have to enter your references manually.
You can learn to interpret references and how to cite your sources correctly with this guide from Blekinge Institute of Technology Library: Referencing - how does it work?
When publishing in a scientific journal, consideration has to be taken to the style of referencing of the specific journal. This information is usually linked under Author instructions on the journal's web page.
AMA (American Medical Association)
AMA Style Stat! (Abel Scriber)
APA (American Psychological Association)
APA Citation Style (Cornell University)
Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide (University of Chicago)
Harvard (author-date) referencing guide (Central Queensland University)
Harvard style guide (Swinburne University of Technology)
IEEE Standards Style Manual (IEEE)
IEEE Style (Murdoch University Library)
The Vancouver style builds upon the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals from The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).
Vancouver system (example references according to Vancouver, from National Library of Medicine, USA)
Vancouver style guide (Jönköping University Library)
Last updated: 2015-02-18