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BNF / Martindale online, Medical leaflet, Systematic review

Material type   In text reference Bibliography
BNF in book format      

(Joint Formulary Committee, 2008) 

Later references can be abbreviated

(JFC, 2008)

Joint Formulary Committee (2008) British National Formulary. 55th edn. London: Pharmaceutical Press
BNF online

(Joint Formulary Committee, 2013) 

Later references can be abbreviated

(JFC, 2013)

Joint Formulary Committee (2013) British National Formulary. Available at: Medicines Complete Database (Accessed 25 November 2013).
Martindale online: example                                               

'Aspirin is used for the relief of mild to moderate pain' (Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britian, 2023)                                                                     

Pharmaceutical Press (2013) 'Aspirin', in: Martindale: the complete drug reference. Available at: Medicines Complete Database, (Accessed 25 July 2023).

Note: 'Title of entry' above means, use here the title of the relevant web-page which will be in bold type in Martindale online

See Cite Them Right, 12th ed G 25.4 p .119-20

Medical Leaflet

(Janssen-Cilag, 2013)

 By their nature, leaflets are unlikely to have all the citation/reference elements, so include as much information as possible. It may also be useful to include a copy of the leaflet in an appendix to your assignment.

  • Author (individual or corporate)
  • (Date) (if available) (in round brackets)
  • Title (in italics)
  • [Leaflet]
  • Date obtained

Janssen-Cilag (2013) Patient information INTELENCE® :  etravirine tablets. [Leaflet] 12 March, 2013.


Systematic Review

Citing a Systematic review

  • Author
  • Year of publication (in round brackets)
  • The title and any subtitle (in single quotation marks)
  • Database name (in italics)
  • Issue number
  • Article number (CD....)

    If accessed online

  • Available at: DOI or URL (Accessed: date)

Cochrane Review (Everett et al. 2011) Everett T., Bryant A., Griffin M.F., Martin-Hirsch P.P.L., Forbes C.A., and Jepson R.G. (2011) 'Interventions targeted at women to encourage the uptake of cervical screening', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, CD002834. Available at: https://doi:10.1002/14651858.CD002834.pub2 (Accessed 20 September 2015).