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Citing your references
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 guide with examples and resources for a range of commonly used styles
APA Style website
On this site, you will find tutorials, FAQs, and other resources to help you improve your writing, master APA Style, and learn the conventions of scholarly publishing.
Online edition of the American Medical Association Manual of Style.
Harvard is an author-date style, with in-text citations and a reference list (in alphabetical order). The Harvard Citation Style is widely used, but with a number of variations.
Help with Writing
To assist you to develop the writing skills necessary to become a confident and skilled writer, Student Learning Development offer the following services:
- Study Guides
- Online Tutorials
If you are an enrolled student, you are welcome to visit the Student Learning Development in the south-west corner of the Central Library (ISB) Building to discuss any aspect of your study that is causing concern. You can also telephone 479 8801 or 479 5786 or e-mail email@example.com to make an appointment with a Learning Adviser.
If you are an off-campus student, the same service is available to you through e-mail or a toll-free line: 0800 808 098.
The University of Otago takes plagiarism seriously. These resources will help you understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.
Options for Managing References
Tips on choosing and using citation styles (also called referencing styles) plus using systems such as EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley.
EndNote styles for Pharmacy journals
Journal Abbreviations from PubMed
also known as Journals in NCBI databases, or the NLM Catalog
LTWA - List of Title Word Abbreviations
ISO 4 (International Organization for Standardization. Information and documentation - rules for the abbreviation of title words and titles of publications. Geneva (Switzerland): The Organization; 1997.) is the recognized authority for abbreviating words in journal titles. The LTWA (List of Title Word Abbreviations) for this standard. Use the Word search box at the bottom.