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Vancouver Citation Style Guide


Electronic books (books found on the internet) are cited differently. Please refer to the Electronic Books format if you are using an online edition of a book.

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Format for Citing Print Books

Author(s). Title of book. Edition if not first. City of publication (state/country of publication): Publisher; Year of publication. pagination.

Examples of Print Book Citations

Book with author(s)

Allen LV. Ansel’s pharmaceutical dosage forms and drug delivery systems. 10th ed. Baltimore: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2014. 794 p.



Book with editor(s)

Katzung BG, ed. Basic and clinical pharmacology. 13th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Education; 2015. 1203 p.



Book with no author or editor

Physicians’ desk reference. 70th ed. Montvale: PDR, LLC; 2015. 2232 p.

Format for Citing Print Book Chapters

Author(s) of chapter. Title of chapter. In: Editor(s) of book. Title of book. Edition if not first. Place of publication: Publisher; year. pages of book chapter.

Example of a Print Book Chapter Citation

Gonzalez FJ, Coughtrie M, Tukey RH. Drug Metabolism. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman and Gilman’s pharmacological basis of therapeutics. 12th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011: p. 123-143.