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Information and resources in support of FLEX projects

Reference Management

There are many options for managing the references and articles you collect in the course of your research. Whichever option you choose, citation management software will help to import and organize the results of your literature searches and save time and effort in formatting and inserting references into your writing. 

Please visit the UBC Library Citation Management Guide for more information. 

Librarian Lorisia MacLeod (James Smith Cree Nation) has developed citation templates for Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers in partnership with the staff of the NorQuest Indigenous Student Centre.

If you are doing a systematic review, you may wish to use Covidence to manage references and aid in the deduplication process. More info, including a suggested workflow, is available on the UBC Library Systematic & Scoping Reviews Guide.

Style Guides

A style guide is a set of standards for the writing, formatting, and design of documents in a given field.

The AMA Manual of Style is an important resource for anyone involved in medical, health, and scientific publishing. Written by a committee of JAMA Network editors, this latest edition addresses issues that face authors, editors, and publishers in the digital age. 

The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors produces Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals (previously known as Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals and sometimes referred to as "Vancouver" style). 

For Indigenous writers and editors or those creating works about Indigenous Peoples, Gregory Younging's Elements of Indigenous style: a guide for writing by and about Indigenous Peoples is an excellent resource.