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Vancouver Referencing Guide: Point of Care and Decision Support Tools

A guide to the Vancouver referencing style commonly used in the biomedical sciences

Point of Care and Decision Support Tools

Although many of the following resources are not available through Wilkes, you may have your own subscription and need to reference them, so follow the guidelines below. Many of these are available via multiple formats, such as from the Internet, a mobile device, or linked from an electronic health record. For simplicity, the following formats are for citing the Internet version.


ACP Pier
Example:
Niven A, Short P. Asthma. In: Korenstein, D, Lynn R, eds. Physicians' Information and Education Resource (PIER) [database on the Internet]. Philadelphia: American College of Physicians; 2012. [updated 2012 Oct 24; cited 16 Aug 2013]. Available from: http://pier.acponline.org

Dynamed (available at Wilkes)
Examples:
Fever of unknown origin (FUO). In: DynaMed [database on Internet]. Ipswich (MA): EBSCO Information Services; 2012 [cited 15 Aug 2012]. Available from: http://web.ebscohost.com/dynamed

Varenicline. In DynaMed [database on the Internet]. Ipswich (MA): EBSCO Information Services.
[Updated 2010 Apr 30; cited 2010 May 3].
Available from: http://web.ebscohost.com/dynamed/

Essential Evidence Plus
Example:
Lambert, FB. Autism. In: Essential Evidence Plus [database on the Internet]. Hoboken (NJ): John Wiley & Sons, 2012. [updated 2012 Jul 7; cited 2012 Sep 25].
Available from: http://www.essentialevidenceplus.com/

Up-to-Date
Examples:
Wilfong, A. Epilepsy syndromes in children. In: Basow DS, ed. Up-to-Date [database on the Internet]. Waltham (MA): UpToDate; 2012 [cited 15 Aug 2012].
Available from: http://www.uptodate.com

Patient information: Ankylosing spondylitis (The Basics). In: Basow DS, ed. Up-to-Date [database on the Internet]. Waltham (MA): UpToDate; 2012 [cited 15 Aug 2012].
Available from: http://www.uptodate.com