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Preventive & Social Medicine: Referencing & Writing

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.

Need some help with writing and citing?

Some resources to help you with writing and citing:

How to manage your references...





There is a separate guide available that presents more detailed information on citation styles and different reference management tools. 

Options for Managing References

Tips on choosing and using citation styles (also called referencing styles) plus using systems such as EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley.