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Reference examples

Clinical guidelines (physical copy)

Organisation. Year. Title of guidance. [No. of guidance if available]. Place of publication: Publisher.

Example:

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. 2008. Type 2 diabetes: the management of type 2 diabetes (update). [CG66]. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Clinical guidelines (online)

Organisation. Year. Title of guidance. [No. of guidance if available]. [Online]. Place of publication: Publisher. [Date accessed]. Available from: URL

Example:

The Royal College of Surgeons. 2013. Diagnosis, prevention and management of dental erosion. [Online]. London: The Royal College of Surgeons. [Accessed 25 May 2017]. Available from: https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/-/media/files/rcs/fds/publications/dental-erosion-2013.pdf?la=en

Citation examples

Corporate author

If the item is produced by an organisation, treat the organisation as a "corporate author". This means you can use the name of the organisation instead of that of an individual author. This includes government departments, universities or companies. Cite the corporate author in the text the same way as you would an individual author.

Example:

According to a recent report, flu jabs are as important as travel vaccines (Department of Health, 2017).
 

When to include page numbers

You should include page numbers in your citation if you quote directly from the text, paraphrase specific ideas or explanations, or use an image, diagram, table, etc. from a source.

Example: p

"It was emphasised that citations in a text should be consistent" (Jones, 2017, p.24).

When referencing a single page, you should use p. For a range of pages, use pp.

Example:

p.7 or pp.20-29.

If the page numbers are in Roman numerals, do not include p. before them.

Example: p

(Amis, 1958, iv)

Common issues

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