References are essential to the pursuit of the high academic standards we are aiming at Radiopaedia.org.
- each article should have at least 3-4 references
- all reference material should be cited in the reference section
- references should be sought in following order of preference :
- online journals with complete text available without subscription (e.g Radiology and Radiographics)
- online journals with complete text available but requiring subscription
- websites are generally discouraged : content is often not verified (wikipedia), may change dynamically (eMedicine) and links may become stale.
When citing the reference from the text:
- use a superscript reference 1
- add a space between the text and the reference
- if it is at the end of a sentence, it should be before the full-stop (period)
- if it preceds a list, it should be before the colon
Ferguson EC, Krishnamurthy R, Oldham SA. Classic imaging signs of congenital cardiovascular abnormalities. Radiographics. 27 (5): 1323-34. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1148/rg.275065148">doi:10.1148/rg.275065148</a> - <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17848694">Pubmed citation</a><div class="ref_v2"></div>
The best way to simply do this is by using our automatic citation generator. Simply plug in the URL of the article or PDF, the pubmed ID or ISBN and you'll get a formatted reference back (in most cases).
Even simpler (if you use Google Chrome as a browser) is to use the Chrome extension. You'll get a little button next to the address bar - if you click it when on a non-radiopaedia page, it'll try to create a citation for you.
So, find the article you want to cite (just the abstract or pubmed page) and click the chrome extension button, all the hard work is done for you! It'll even give you links to google books and amazon if the citation is for a book - find a book on amazon and click the button!
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