Vancouver (brackets) Referencing Guide
(updated Feb 2023)


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How to do citations in Vancouver (brackets) style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Vancouver (brackets) citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in Vancouver (brackets).

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How do you cite a book in the Vancouver (brackets) referencing style? (2023 Guide)

Books are written works or compositions that have been published, many of which might be in digital version. Here’s how to cite a book in Vancouver (brackets)

Here’s an example book citation in Vancouver (brackets) using placeholders:
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Last Name FN. Title. Edition. Editor Last Name EFN, editor. City: Publisher; 2000.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Vancouver (brackets) citation:
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Angelou M. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1st ed. New York: Random House; 1969.
And an in-text citation book citation in Vancouver (brackets) looks like this: [1]


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How to reference a journal article in the Vancouver (brackets) citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Vancouver (brackets) format?

The basic information included in your citation will be the same across all styles. However, the format in which that information is presented is somewhat different depending on style you need. To cite a paper in Vancouver (brackets), follow this example

Here’s a Vancouver (brackets) journal citation example using placeholders:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author3 LastnameAF. Title. Container [Internet]. 2000Jan.1 [cited 2023Feb.8];Volume(Issue):pages Used. Available from: URL
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in Vancouver (brackets):
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Petit C, Sieffermann J. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. [Internet]. 2007Jan.1 [cited 2023Feb.8];18(1):161-72. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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How to cite a website in a paper in Vancouver (brackets) style?

Have you come across a news article, blogpost or essay on the web and are not sure how to reference in Vancouver (brackets)? Here’s how to easily cite it

Here’s an Vancouver (brackets) example website reference:
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Author1 LastnameAF, Author2 LastnameAF. Title [Internet]. Publisher; 2000 [cited 2023Feb.8]. Available from: https://www.example.com
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
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Tran M. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President [Internet]. The Guardian; 2008 [cited 2023Feb.8]. Available from: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a YouTube video Vancouver (brackets) in 2023

Are you watching a YouTube video and found something worth sharing in your research paper? Here’s how to cite a YouTube video in Vancouver (brackets)

Here’s a Vancouver (brackets) citation YouTube video example:
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ChannelName. Title [Internet]. YouTube. 2000 [cited 2023Feb.8]. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video Vancouver (brackets)?
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Pixar. Pizza Clip — Inside Out [Internet]. YouTube. 2015 [cited 2023Feb.8]. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [1]

How to cite a podcast using Vancouver (brackets) referencing style

Did you know there are over 50 million podcast episodes out in the world for you to listen to? If you want to cite one in Vancouver (brackets), here’s how

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in Vancouver (brackets).
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Lastname F. Title [Internet]. Publisher; 2000 [cited 2023Feb.8]. Available from: http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in Vancouver (brackets) using “This American Life” episode 640:
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This American Life. 640: Five Women [Internet]. WBEZ Radio; 2018 [cited 2023Feb.8]. Available from: https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]

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How to cite a piece of music or a song using Vancouver (brackets) referencing style?

Citing a song or album accessed through an online streaming service in Vancouver (brackets) is pretty straight forward, this is all you need:

An example song citation in Vancouver (brackets).
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Lastname F. Song Title [Internet]. Album. 2000 [cited 2023Feb.8]. Available from: http://www.example.com
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Vancouver (brackets):
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The Beatles. Here Comes the Sun [Internet]. Abbey Road. 1969 [cited 2023Feb.8]. Available from: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150
And an in-text citation would look like this: [1]


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