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Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedicine: Referencing & RefWorks

Help with referencing from databases

Some databases like Cinahl and BND can help you with referencing by providing a 'Cite' button for the articles you find. However, you will need to make some amendments to the citation suggested to comply with the referencing style in use by your department. Pay particular attention to punctuation and capitalization

Other online tools exist to help you with your referencing, but there is a lot of variation in referencing styles. If you use a tool to help you structure your references, make sure you check the results against the guidelines you have been asked to follow.

DMU Referencing Guide

DMU Referencing Guide

Our general guide to all things referencing.

New Harvard Guide

New version of Harvard

This guide is Harvard from Cite Them Right. Students who have been taught this version of Harvard use this guide.

Previous Harvard Guide

Previous Harvard Guide

The Guide is for DMU Harvard. Students who were previously taught this version, have been using it in their work and are continuing to do so until the end of their course.

Refworks Guide

Refworks Guide

Refworks is Reference Management Software that lets you:

  • Create a database of references imported from online resources such as databases and websites
  • Organise those references into folders
  • Share your references with other researchers
  • Insert references directly into a Word document choosing from a range of referencing styles
  • Create a bibliography of all or a selection of your references.

Citing and Referencing the BNF

  • Whether you are accessing the BNF via Medicines Complete or the NICE website, give BNF as the author
  • “Year of publication” is the year the online BNF was last updated. This information can be found on the specific page you are referencing. The online BNF is updated on the 15th of every month, so it is likely that the year you enter into the reference will be the current or previous year.
  • You must add the exact URL which leads to the webpage you are referencing. You must have a different reference for each different page.

Cite Them Right Harvard

BNF (Year of publication) Title of page. Available at: web address (Accessed: date). 

 

 

Example:

BNF (2020) Atorvastatin. Available at: https://www.medicinescomplete.com/#/content/bnf/_138735514?hspl=atorvastatin (Accessed: 4 February 2021).

BNF (2020) Atorvastatin. Available at: https://bnf.nice.org.uk/drug/atorvastatin.html  (Accessed: 4 February 2021).

In-text reference:

BNF (2020) or (BNF, 2020)

DMU Harvard

BNF (Year of publication) Title of page. [Online] British National Formulary. Available from: web address [Accessed date]. 

 

 

Example:

BNF (2020) Atorvastatin [Online] British National Formulary. Available from: https://www.medicinescomplete.com/#/content/bnf/_138735514?hspl=atorvastatin [Accessed 04/02/21].

BNF (2020) Atorvastatin [Online] British National Formulary. Available from: https://bnf.nice.org.uk/drug/atorvastatin.html [Accessed 04/02/21].

In-text reference:

BNF (2020) or (BNF, 2020)