In a scientific text, citations are used to place one's own hypotheses or results in the context of published research. Citations and bibliographies serve to clearly identify the source. If foreign sources are not mentioned, this is called plagiarism.
We recommend the use of a reference management software for knowledge organization and to ensure consistent citations and references,
Specific questions about citing?
The management of references/PDFs and the correct and consistent insertion of references and reference lists can be enormously facilitated with a reference management software program. The following programs are frequently used in medicine:
The Master Thesis MeF manual recommends the use of the Vancouver citation style. For citing web sites, the EndNote Basic Vancouver style has been optimized so that the retrieval date and the update date are correctly indicated in the reference. Depending on whether the thesis is written in German or English, the applicable style (_dt or _en) can be used. In addition, a variant with DOI (digital object identifier) is offered.
|modified Vancouver Styles for UZH (MeF)
|select the applicable style from the list
|Vancouver_UZH_MeF_dt (ENS, 43 KB)
|install the applicable style
|Vancouver_UZH_MeF_dt_with_DOI (ENS, 44 KB)
|Vancouver_UZH_MeF_en (ENS, 33 KB)
|Vancouver_UZH_MeF_en_with_DOI (ENS, 33 KB)
When inserting references in Word with EndNote Basic (also known as EndNoteWeb or EndNote Online), a reference list is automatically created at the end of the document. However, according to the sample thesis, the bibliography in the Master's thesis in medicine is followed by the chapters Acknowledgements, Curriculum Vitae and Declaration.
The automatically generated bibliography can be placed within the document before the acknowledgements this way
Divide the work into two documents:
When you have finished writing the first document, the Convert to Plain Text command can be used to create a copy that no longer contains EndNote formatting:
Subsequently, you can attach the second document following the bibliography in this copy.
Attention: This conversion cannot be undone. Afterwards, a correction of the references is only possible manually (not recommended) or the original document 1 must be corrected and converted to plain text again.