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Pharmacy: Referencing & Writing

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.

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
  • Tipsheets
  • Online Tutorials
  • Workshops

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 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.

Avoiding plagiarism

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

Journal abbreviations are often required for numbered referencing styles. Try the tools/lists below, before checking a recent journal issue to see how that journal name is abbreviated.

If you are unable to find journal title abbreviations via these sources, please ask your Subject Librarian.