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Avoiding Plagiarism

Learn how to avoid plagiarism and to reference your sources correctly

About Numbered Styles

Numbered styles list references in the order they are mentioned, using a digit in the text to refer to the fuller citation at the end.

The most common numbered style is Vancouver - while this style has its own particular rules, numbered styles in general are often referred to as Vancouver styles.


Here's our example in the Vancouver style:

In the text:

Blah blah blah (1).

Reference list:

1.            McClimens A, Kenyon L, Cheung H. Exploring placement pathways in nurse education. British Journal of Nursing. 2013;22(1):8-15.