Citation and Referencing relate to academic integrity. Understanding how to cite works which you have used, gives credit to the sources of information and helps you to avoid plagiarism.
Vancouver Style is the preferred style of the Faculty of Medical Sciences.
Some disciplines however use the American Psychological Association (APA) Style.
By citing and referencing the material consulted for a piece of academic work you not only enable others to verify facts ideas in your work more easily, but you will also be acting in an ethical and honest manner.
Acknowledgement may be in the form of in text citations, footnotes, endnotes and/or a bibliography.
Different citing and referencing styles cater for the specific requirements of different disciplines.
Vancouver is a numbered referencing style commonly used in medicine and science, and consists of:
It follows rules established by the International committee of Medical Journal Editors, now maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It is also known as Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals.
SEE THE FOLLOWING LINKS BELOW FOR GUIDANCE:
In-text Citation - http://guides.lib.monash.edu/citing-referencing/vancouver-intext
Examples of formatted references for authors of journal articles - https://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html
The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7256/?amp=&depth=2
APA STYLE - SEE THE FOLLOWING LINK BELOW FOR GUIDANCE ON APA: