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Subject guide for Pharmacy

Referencing for Pharmacy

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Guide to references. citations and avoiding plagiarism 

This guide will help you understand why you need to reference and how to use Harvard or Vancouver style referencing for a variety of different types of resources you might use for your academic work,  from books to acts of parliaments to social media sites.

Reference management software

Reference management software packages can help you:

  • Create a personal database of references relevant to you, along with associated files.
  • Insert references into a Word document and format them automatically in a citation style of your choice.
  • De-duplicate references retrieved from multiple sources.
  • Share references with others.

There is a range of different software available; UCL Library Services provides support and guidance for Endnote, Zotero and Mendeley. These are all available to download for free or under UCL licences.

Guides to different software