There are thousands of citation styles in use. Your lecturer may tell you to use a particular one, or allow you to choose one on your own.
Guides for each style will tell you how to format the references:
Many different styles are in use in Trinity College Dublin - for definitive answers you should use the full style manual for each system.
We are going to see what a reference looks like using using different citation styles. Here's the information we want to reference:
We will demonstrate how this appears in two different referencing systems, namely Harvard (an inline style) and Vancouver (a numbered style).
Here's our example in the Harvard style. It is important to note that there are many variations of the Harvard style, so always check if there is a specific one that is required.
In the text:
This research shows that... (Yingchoncharoen, Kalinowski and Richardson, 2016).
Yingchoncharoen, P., Kalinowski, D. S. and Richardson, D. R. (2016) ‘Lipid-Based Drug Delivery Systems in Cancer Therapy: What Is Available and What Is Yet to Come’, Pharmacological Reviews, 68(3), pp. 701-787.
Numbered styles list references in the order they are mentioned, using a digit in the text to refer to the fuller citation at the end.
The most common numbered style is Vancouver - while this style has its own particular rules, numbered styles in general are often referred to as Vancouver styles.
Here's our example in the Vancouver style:
In the text:
This research shows that... (1)
1. Yingchoncharoen P, Kalinowski DS, Richardson DR. Lipid-Based Drug Delivery Systems in Cancer Therapy: What Is Available and What Is Yet to Come. Pharmacol Rev. 2016 July;68(3):701-87.