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Clinical Science


Clinicak Sciience generally uses the Vancouver referencing style. However you should always:

  • Confirm which style is required by checking your iLearn unit page or asking your convenor.

 Referencing guides

The Library team have compiled guides with information on the various referencing styles used at Macquarie. Here is a link to the Vancouver referencing guide typically used in Clinical Science:

 Using numbered styles

  • Numbered styles require two elements: an in-text citation and a reference list entry.
  • In-text citation requires a number to be assigned to each reference as it is cited. The citations are identified by Arabic numbers in superscript without brackets.
  • Reference list entries are organised sequentially in the order that the references are cited and contain everything required for others to locate the information. The reference list is located at the end of your document.
  • Different types of sources will look different in your reference list. For example, a reference list entry for a book requires four pieces of information (author, date, title, and publisher details). Whereas a journal article requires more (author, date, article title, abbreviated journal title, volume and issue number, page range and DOI).

Using generative artificial intelligence tools (eg. Chat GPT)

Related Referencing Guides/Tools

Build your referencing skills

Learn the why, what and how of referencing in StudyWISE.

The Writing Centre and Library also offer Referencing workshops for all students to enhance their academic skills and performance.