When writing a piece of work, it's essential to give accurate references to all the sources you have used, so that:
There are many different referencing styles to choose from, but 2 major styles are Harvard (or Author-Date System) and Vancouver (or Numeric System). These styles are outlined below.
The easiest way to manage references is to use a reference management tool that will automatically format citations and bibliographies for you.
If you are a graduate Queen's, you can continue to access RefWorks through the RefWorks Alumni Progam.
If you already have a RefWorks account at the time of your graduation, you will be able to transfer your references and folders into an Alumni Account when you leave the University.
If you haven't had a RefWorks account while at Queen's, you can still create one under the Alumni Program.
All you need to do is email:
The RefWorks Support Team will then send you details of how to set up an Alumni Account and to obtain the Group Code you will need to access it.
In Vancouver, numerals are used in the text (usually in parentheses) to refer to cited documents:
Adhesion to dentin is often promoted by acid pre-treatment . The maintenance of conformation is important for facilitating the penetration of bonding materials .
References are listed at the end of the text in numerical order:
For more information on using Vancouver, click here.
In Harvard, the originator's name and year of publication of the cited document are given after each citation:
Predictability has been defined as the knowledge the person has about when and under what circumstances an event will occur (Miller, 1981).
References are arranged at the end of the text in alphabetical order, and also by year and letter if necessary:
MILLER, S.M. (1981) Predictability and human stress: toward a clarification of evidency and theory. In: L. Berkowitz ed., Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, Vol. 14, Academic Press, New York, pp.203-255.
For more information on using Harvard, click here.