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Medicine: Referencing

Referencing Vancouver

Journal Title Abbreviation

Journal names are abbreviated in Western Sydney's Vancouver Style. You can search for the journal title (or ISSN) using the NLM catalogue, and use the NML Title Abbreviation.


EndNote is a bibliographic management software provided to you free by Charles Sturt Library. You can use it to:

  • store and manage references
  • store and manage PDF copies of articles
  • insert in-text citations and reference-list entries in an essay.

For more information about how to download and use EndNote, go to the EndNote Library Guide.

EndNote and WesternSydU style file

In order to use EndNote effectively, you should be familiar with Western Sydney's Vancouver Style.

You can download the Vancouver WesternSydU style file from the WSU Endnote Library Guide

Follow these steps to start using Vancouver Western SydU as your output style:

  1. Download the Vancouver WesternSydU style file
  2. Double-click the file that you downloaded, to open it in EndNote
  3. Select File > Save As
  4. Remove the word Copy from the style name
  5. Select Save
  6. Select File > Close Style

Journal names terms list

EndNote provides a number of subject based journal title term lists so that journal names in your bibliography can be presented in either the full name or abbreviation as your style requires.


Journal names: How to set up a journals term list (3min 16sec):

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