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Vancouver (AMA 11th) referencing

This guide is intended to assist Bond students in preparing references for their assignments. It is based on the AMA Manual of Style, 11th Edition, Chapter 3.0 - References, with minor additions to reflect student assignment requirements.

Special materials

News publications

General format

  1. Author A. Title of article. Name of Newspaper. Date of publication:Pages numbers (if available). Accessed Month DD, YYYY (if applicable). URL (if applicable)

Examples

  1. Hashim S. Late-night snacks ‘could wreak havoc on your memory’. Daily Telegraph. January 6, 2016. Accessed January 7, 2016. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/lifestyle/health/late-night-snacks-could-wreak-havoc-on-your-memory/story-fni0dihe-1227698559429
  2. O'Leary C. Vitamin C does little to prevent winter cold. West Australian. Jun 29, 2005:1.

Style notes

  • If you have found the article using a subscription library database (such as Library Search, ProQuest or Factiva) do not include the database name, the date accessed or URL.
  EndNote fields   Reference elements

 To create an EndNote reference manually, use the ‘Newspaper Article’ reference type.

Use the EndNote fields corresponding to the reference elements.

Reporter   Author
Title   Article title
Newspaper   Name of newspaper
Issue date   Date of publication - Month DD, YYYY
Pages   Page numbers (if available)
Access date   Accessed date - Month DD, YYYY
(if applicable)
URL   URL (if applicable)

Government/organisational reports

Example

  1. McKetin R, Chalmers J, Burns L, et al. Research to Explain and Respond to the Ecstasy Use Situation in Australia: a Birth Cohort Analysis of National Ecstasy Use Trends. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales; 2010. NDARC technical report 313. Accessed November 11, 2012. https://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/ndarc/resources/TR.313_0.pdf
  EndNote fields   Reference elements

 To create an EndNote reference manually, use the ‘Report’ reference type.

Use the EndNote fields corresponding to the reference elements.

Author   Author
Title   Report title
Department/Division   Issuing department
Year   Year of publication
Report number   Report number
Access date   Accessed date - Month DD, YYYY
URL   URL

Theses and dissertations

Example

  1. Rathbone J. Automating systematic reviews. PhD thesis. Bond University; 2017. Accessed April 14, 2022. https://research.bond.edu.au/en/studentTheses/automating-systematic-reviews
  EndNote fields   Reference elements

 To create an EndNote reference manually, use the ‘Thesis’ reference type.

Use the EndNote fields corresponding to the reference elements.

Author   Author
Title   Title
Thesis type   Thesis type
University   Institution
Year   Year of publication
  Access date   Accessed date – Month DD, YYYY (if applicable)
  URL   URL (if applicable)

Conference papers (including other presentations at conferences or meetings)

Use the format below for conference materials not published in a book or journal. 

General format for conference materials not published in a book or journal

  1. Author AA, Author BB. Title of the poster or paper. Paper/Poster presented at: Conference Name; Month Date, Year; City, State Abbreviation. Accessed Month DD, YYYY. URL

Example

  1. Anderson-Wurf J, Seal A, McGirr J, Harding C. General practitioners or orthopaedic surgeons—who’s responsible for the gap in osteoporosis management? Paper presented at: 5th National Rural Health Conference; March 24-27, 2019; Hobart, Tas. Accessed December 14, 2021. http://www.ruralhealth.org.au/15nrhc/sites/default/files/B2-5_Anderson-Wurf.pdf
  EndNote fields   Reference elements

 To create an EndNote reference manually, use the ‘Conference Paper’ reference type.

Use the EndNote fields corresponding to the reference elements.

Author   Author
Title   Title of poster or presentation
Type   Type of presentation
Conference name   Conference name
Date   Date of presentation – Month DD,
Year   Year of presentation – YYYY
Conference location   City and abbreviated state
Access date   Accessed date - Month DD, YYYY
URL   URL

Standards

General format

  1. Author A. Title of Standard. Publisher; Year. Standard number.

Examples

  1. Standards Australia; Standards New Zealand. Sterilization of Health Care Products - Radiation Part 2 - Establishing the Sterilization Dose. Standards Australia; 2006. AS/NZS ISO 11137.2:2006.

Style notes

  • When there is more than one publisher listed just use the first (for example a standard jointly published by Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand).
  • Where multiple organisations have authored the standard, each name should be separated by a semicolon rather than a comma. In EndNote this can be achieved by listing the organisations together on one line of the author field separated by semicolons, e.g. 'Standards Australia; Standards New Zealand,', with a comma placed behind the final organisation.
  EndNote fields   Reference elements

 To create an EndNote reference manually, use the ‘Book’ reference type.

Use the EndNote fields corresponding to the reference elements.

NB. Change the coon following the year of publication to a full stop plus single space, after converting your document to plain text.

Author   Author
Title   Title of standard
Publisher   Publisher
Year   Year
Number of pages   Standard number

Lecture materials

General format

  1. Lecturer L. Title of lecture. Unpublished lecture materials. Week number, subject code, degree name and year of degree, Institution, lecture given Month Day, Year.

Example

  1. Tajouri L. Viruses and viral replication. Unpublished lecture materials. Week 3, MBBS-YR1_132, MBBS Year One, Bond University, lecture given September 4, 2013.

Assignment document

General format

  1. Student S. Title of assignment. Unpublished assignment document. Subject code, degree name and year of degree, Institution, assignment document for assessment due Month Day, Year.

Example

  1. Smith J. Assignment 2: Reflective essay. Unpublished assignment document. MEDI13-301, Medical Program Year One, Bond University, assignment document for assessment due October 11, 2018.
  EndNote fields   Reference elements

 To create an EndNote reference manually, use the ‘Web Page’ reference type.

Use the EndNote fields corresponding to the reference elements.

Author   Lecturer of student's name
Title   Title of lecture or assignment
Type of medium   Type of materials
Publisher   Subject details