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Vancouver citation style: Web pages

A guide to using the Vancouver citation style for in text citations and reference lists.

Web Page

Material Type

Reference List Example

UWA EndNote Style

Web page - organisation as author

Heart Foundation (AU). Dads and carers [Internet]. Deakin, ACT (Australia): Heart Foundation (AU); 2015 [cited 2015 Jun 30]. Available from: http://www.heartfoundation.org.au/healthy-eating/mums-united/about-mums-united/Pages/Dads-and-Carers.aspx

 

World Health Organization. Drinking water [Internet]. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2015 Jun [cited 2015 Jul 20]. Available from: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs391/en/

Note: When citing organisations that are national bodies such as government agencies, if a nationality is not part of the name, place the country in parentheses after the name, using the two-letter ISO country code (see Citing Medicine,  Appendix D).

 

Reference Type: Web Page

Add author, title, year, city and publisher details to the corresponding fields. If some of this information cannot be determined, leave the field blank.


Cited Date is the date you accessed the web page. Enter the year into the Access Year field; the month and day into the Access Date field (format should be year month day)


If a Last Updated Date is available, enter it into the Last Update Date field (year month day)

 


In the Type of Medium field add Internet


Paste the URL into the URL field.
 

 

Web page - organisation as author - no date/year of publication / no date of last update or revision is available

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (US). High blood cholesterol: what you need to know [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): U S Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health; [cited 2015 Jul 20]. Available from: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/resources/heart/heart-cholesterol-hbc-what-html

Note: When citing organisations that are national bodies such as government agencies, if a nationality is not part of the name, place the country in parentheses after the name, using the two-letter ISO country code (see Citing Medicine,  Appendix D).

As above ... omitting fields that you do not have information for.

Details to Record From a Web Resource

Author
If there is no personal author look at the top, bottom, or sidebar of the homepage for an organisational name. 
Use the organisation responsible for the web page as the author.

If no author or organisation is obvious, and no ownership can be ascertained, you should question whether the page is of sufficient quality to cite in support of your research.

Organisation as Author
An organisation such as a university, society, association, corporation, or governmental body may serve as an author.

  • Omit "The" preceding an organisational name.
    For example:
    The Cancer Council (AU) becomes Cancer Council (AU).
  • Separate two or more different organisations by a semicolon.
    For example:
    Canadian Association of Orthodontists; Canadian Dental Association.
    American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine; American College of Emergency Physicians, Pediatric Committee.
  • If a division or another part of an organisation is included on the homepage, give the parts of the name in descending hierarchical order, separated by commas.
    For example:
    American Medical Association, Committee on Ethics.
    American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma, Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Outcomes, Working Group.
  • When citing organisations that are national bodies such as government agencies, if a nationality is not part of the name, place the country in parentheses after the name, using the two-letter ISO country code (see Citing MedicineAppendix D).
    For example:
    National Academy of Sciences (US).
    Royal Marsden Hospital Bone-Marrow Transplantation Team (GB).


Publisher Place
Place is defined as the city where the homepage is published. If this information is not obvious, look for a link "contact us" or similar.

  • Follow US and Canadian cities with the two-letter abbreviation for the state or province.

  • When citing lesser known cities in other countries, or when citing cities in different locations that have the same name, include the name of the country, either written out or as the two-letter ISO country code (see Citing MedicineAppendix D).
    For example:
    Cambridge (MA) and Cambridge (England)

 

Publisher
A publisher is defined as the individual or organisation issuing the homepage. If this information is not obvious, look for a link "contact us" or similar.

  • Record the name of the publisher as it appears on the homepage.
  • If no publisher can be found, use [publisher unknown].
  • When citing publishers that are national bodies such as government agencies, if a nationality is not part of the name, place the country in parentheses after the name, using the two-letter ISO country code (see Citing MedicineAppendix D).

 

Date of Access

When constructing a reference for a web site always include the date you accessed it; year month day. If the information on the web site changes after this date, you will have advised your reader that what you have cited was accurate on the date you have given.