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What is a citation style?
A citation style is a standardised way of citing materials used in your research that will help you to avoid plagiarism. Ask your lecturer if you are unsure which style to use.
University of Otago Library's citation styles libguide with examples and resources for a range of commonly used styles
Find tutorials, FAQs, and other resources to help you improve your writing, master APA Style, and learn the conventions of scholarly publishing.
An author-date style, with in-text citations and a reference list (in alphabetical order). The style is widely used in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities.
An author-date style, with in-text citations and a reference list (in alphabetical order). The style is widely used, but with a number of variations.
Online edition of the American Medical Association Manual of Style.
Need some help with writing and citing?
Some resources to help you with writing and citing:
Purdue Online Writing Lab This link opens in a new window
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material as a free service to students, members of the community, and users worldwide.
How to manage your references...
There is a separate guide available that presents more detailed information on citation styles and different reference management tools.
EndNote YouTube channel
This contains a lot of short videos introducing aspects of EndNote usage.
Citing medicine : The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers
A detailed guide to the Vancouver style, "Citing Medicine provides assistance to authors in compiling lists of references for their publications, to editors in revising such lists, to publishers in setting reference standards for their authors and editors, and to librarians and others in formatting bibliographic citations."
Options for Managing References
Tips on choosing and using citation styles (also called referencing styles) plus using systems such as EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley.