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Vancouver reference style (based on Citing Medicine): Databases & EBP resources

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

Health, medical and evidence-based databases and resources

AusDI


Material Type

Reference List Example (based on Citing Medicine 2nd edition)

EndNote Instructions

The following  instructions are based on using the Citing Medicine 2 (UWA) style with EndNote 20. 

AusDI

AusDI [Internet]. St Leonards (NSW): Health Communication Network; c2016. Codeine phosphate; [updated 2015 Dec 17; cited 2019 Mar 14]. Available from: https://ausdi.hcn.com.au/productSummary. hcn?id=1120.SimplePS

 

 

 

Reference Type: Electronic Book

Author - there is no author for these references.

Year - c2016.

Title – add the whole statement AusDI [Internet]

Publisher/Place Published – add as per example.

Date Accessed - add name of the section followed by a semi-colon. e.g.Codeine phosphate;

Year Cited- 2020

Date Cited- Mar 14

Last Update Date – add date of last update (if supplied) prefixed by the word updated, eg. updated 2017 Dec 30.

  URL – copy and paste.

 

Australian Medicines Handbook


Material Type Reference List Example EndNote 

Australian Medicines Handbook

Australian Medicines Handbook [Internet]. Adelaide (SA): Australian Medicines Handbook Pty Ltd; Adenosine [cited 2019 Apr 9]. Available from: https://amhonline-amh-net-au.ezproxy.library.uwa.edu.au/ chapters/cardiovascular-drugs/drugs-arrhythmias/antiarrhythmics/adenosine 

 

 

 

Reference Type: Electronic Book

Author - none for these references.

Title – add the whole statement Australian Medicines Handbook [Internet]

Publisher/Place Published – add as per example.

Date Accessed - add name of the section followed by a semi-colon. e.g. Adenosine;

Year Cited- 2019

Date Cited- Apr 9

Last Update Date – add date of last update (if supplied), eg. updated...  

   URL – copy and paste.

 

Best Practice


Material Type Reference List Example EndNote 

Best Practice - evidence summary

Zyromski N. Acute pancreatitis. BMJ Best Practice [Internet]. London: BMJ Publishing Group; 2018 [cited 2019 Jan 10]. Available from: https://bestpractice-bmj-com.ezproxy.library.uwa.edu.au/topics/en-gb/66 

 

 

 

Reference Type: Electronic Book Section

Author - find author details at the bottom of the Overview page for the summary you are referencing.

Title – add the name of the specific evidence summary.

Book Title - BMJ Best Practice [Internet]

Publisher/Place Published – add as per example.

URL – copy and paste.

Access Date - add date of access, eg. cited 2019 Jan 10.

Best Practice – publication type except evidence summary

If referencing another publication from within Best Practice, such as a journal article, reference it according to its material type; eg. Journal Article, Web Page etc.

 

 

 

 

 

ClinicalKey


Material Type Reference List Example EndNote 

ClinicalKey - various

ClinicalKey contains a range of content types. Cite according to material type, eg. Journal Article, Ebook, etc.

 

Example ebook:

 Hoffman T, Del Mar C, Bennett S. Evidence-based practice across the health professions [Internet]. 3rd ed. Chatswood (NSW): Elsevier Australia; 2017 [cited 2019 Feb 14]. Available from: https://www-clinicalkey-com-au.ezproxy.library.uwa.edu.au/#!/browse/book/3-s2.0-C20160032369 

 

 

Example article:

Abed M, Eshah N, Moser D. Risk profile of myocardial infarction in young versus older adults. Heart Lung [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2019 Jan 20];47(3): 226-230. Available from: https://www-clinicalkey-comau.ezproxy.library.uwa.edu.au/#!/ content/journal/1-s2.0- S014795631730287X

 

 

 

Example guideline:

Ticagrelor for preventing athrerothrombotic events after myocardial infarction [Internet]. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence; 2016 [cited 2018 Aug 24]. Available from: https://www-clinicalkey-com-au.ezproxy.library.uwa.edu.au/#!/content/nice_guidelines /65-s2.0-TA420

 

 

 

 

Reference Type: Electronic Book 

See Books section

 

 

Reference Type: Journal Article 

See Electronic Journal Articles  

 

 

 

Reference Type: Electronic Book 

See Books section

 

Cochrane Review


Material Type Reference List Example EndNote 

Cochrane Review

Hobson S, Mockler J, Lim R, Alers N, Miller S, Wallace E. Melatonin for preventing pre-eclampsia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev [Internet]. 2015 [cited 2020 Jan 25]. Available from: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD011657/ 

 

 

 

Reference Type: Electronic Article

Title - add title of review.

Periodical Title - Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (EndNote will abbreviate to Cochrane Database Syst Rev).

Publisher/Place Published – add as per example.

Year Cited- add year eg 2020  

Date Cited-add month and day

URL – copy and paste.

 

eTG complete


Material Type Reference List Example EndNote

eTG complete - Therapeutic Guidelines

eTG complete. [Internet]. Melbourne (VIC): Therapeutic Gudelines Ltd. Dermatitis; [cited 2017 Dec 30]. Available from: https://tgldcdp-tg-org-au.ezproxy.library.uwa.edu.au/ viewTopic?topicfile=dermatitis 

 

 

 

Reference Type: Electronic Book Section

Title - eTG complete.

Chapter- add name of the guideline.

Publisher/Place Published – add as per example.

Access date- add date of access, eg. cited 2019 Jul 14.

Type of Medium - Internet.

Last Update Date – add date of last update (if supplied), eg. 2017 Dec 30.

URL – copy and paste.

 

JBI Connect


Material Type Reference List Example EndNote 

JBI Connect – all document types except systematic reviews

The Joanna Briggs Institute. Recommended Practice. Inhaler devices: interventions to improve inhaler technique. The Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database  [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2020 Feb 20]. Available from: https://onesearch.library.uwa.edu.au/discovery/ fulldisplay?docid=alma9931464502101&context=L&vid=61UWA_INST:UWA&search_scope=MyInst_and_CI&tab=Everything&lang=en by linking through and searching for JBI20468

 

 

 

Reference Type: Electronic Article

*Considered as a “contribution to a database”.      

Author - add individual author(s) if listed, otherwise use The Joanna Briggs Institute.

Title - begin with the type of publication (eg. Recommended Practice).

Periodical Title - The Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database.

Publisher/Place Published – add as per example.

Year Cited- add year eg 2020  

Date Cited-add month and day

URL – url not directly mappable, use the OneSearch permalink for the JBI Connect record and provide further instructions afterward (all in URL field).

JBI systematic review

These are published in the JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports.

Reference as journal article.

 

 

 

Reference Type: Journal Article

 

MIMS Online


Material Type Reference List Example EndNote 

MIMS Online

MIMS Online [Internet]. Crows Nest (NSW): MIMS Australia Pty Ltd; 2019. Fefol; [updated 2006 Feb 1; cited 2019 Jul 20]. Available from: https://www-mimsonline-com-au.ezproxy.library.uwa.edu.au/Search/AbbrPI.aspx?ModuleName=Product%20Info&searchKeyword=fefol&PreviousPage=~/Search/QuickSearch.aspx&SearchType=&ID=2850001_2

 

 

 

Reference Type – Electronic Book

Title – MIMS Online.

Date Accessed - add name of the section.eg. Fefol

Publisher/Place Published – add as per example.

Last Update Date-eg. updated 2006 Feb 1

Year Cited- 2019

Date Cited - add date of access, eg.  Jan 10.

Type of Medium - Internet.

URL – copy and paste.

 

UpToDate


Material Type Reference List Example EndNote 

UpToDate

Hull C. Dermatitis herpetiformis. In: Zone JJ, Ofori AO, editors. UpToDate [Internet]. Waltham (MA): UpToDate Inc; 2019 [cited 2019 Jul 14]. Available from: https://www-uptodate-com.ezproxy.library.uwa.edu.au/contents/dermatitis-herpetiformis

 

 

 

Reference Type: Electronic Book Section

Author - add the author(s) of the section.

Title – add the title of the section.

Editor – add the editor(s) of the section.

Book Title - UpToDate [Internet]

Publisher/Place Published – add as per example.

URL – copy and paste.

Access Date - add date of access, eg. cited 2019 Jul 14.

 

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