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Vancouver reference style (based on Citing Medicine): EndNote

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


The University Library EndNote guide includes information on downloading references from UWA databases, reference styles and links to valuable information sources.

The EndNote style which best supports the Vancouver Style (based on Citing Medicine) is the EndNote style titled "Citing Medicine 2 (UWA)".

  • Do not use the Vancouver style that comes with the EndNote software. 

  • Download the Citing Medicine 2 (UWA) EndNote style

  • Ensure you follow the 'Installing a style' instructions in the EndNote guide. 

  • To abbreviate the journal titles you will also need to install the Medical Journal Terms List, which includes over 14,000 journal title abbreviations.

When using EndNote you will still need to have an understanding of the essential elements to be included in a Vancouver reference as well as its format, especially if you have to manually enter references into your EndNote library.

In the Vancouver examples section of this library guide there is an EndNote column which specifies the relevant fields and information to add for various material types.


Adding pagination to an in-text citation when using EndNote in Word

When using EndNote in Word use Edit & Manage citation in the toolbar In order to add pagination.

First hover over the greyed out citation in your word document

Select Edit & Manage citation 

In the Suffix field type your page number or page range eg. p2 or pp3-5

Select OK