How to cite documents
You can use a variety of different guidelines to cite documents. The most common are:
- Norma UNE 50-104-94 (equivalent to ISO 690-1987): this is a multidisciplinary, framework guideline. If you wish you can apply for a copy of the UNE guideline. For electronic resources, use the following article.
- APA style: American Psychological Association, multidisciplinary but particularly recommended for the social sciences. The CRAI has drawn up some guides (APA I and APA II - catalan) and this publication will also help you to cite in this style. A very brief example of citation can be found in this REBIUN tutorial.
- Vancouver style, recommended for the health sciences. The CRAI has drawn up a guide that will help you to cite using this style.
- American Chemical Society style (ACS), recommended for chemistry. The CRAI has drawn up a guide and you can also consult chapter 14 of the electronic book The ACS style guide: effective communication of scientific information. 3rd ed. Washington DC: American Chemical Society, cop. 2006
- Citing legal sources, recommended for citing legal sources. Use the text drawn up by librarians specialised in law from the CRAI at the University of Barcelona. You can also consult the book that contains this text: Tècniques de treball i de comunicació: instrumentàrium per a les ciències jurídiques i socials / Max Turull i Rubinat, director; Jordi Ardanuy Baró, [et al.]. Barcelona: Huygens, 2011
You can also consult various examples of citation in accordance with the UNE and APA guidelines.