Figure in a book [from Electronic source using Vancouver]


This style is for e-books which are the same of the printed book. Examples are found in such collections as ebrary, MyiLibrary and dawsonera.

The basic pattern is similar to printed books with some important additions.

Standard Form

Author Initials. Title [type of medium]. Nth Edition [omit if 1st]. Place: publisher; date. Figure no., Title;  [cited date]. page. Available from URL:


Hill RG, Rang HP, editors. Drug discovery and development [Internet]. Edinburgh : Churchill Livingston; 2013. Fig. 2.1, The components of disease; [cited 2014 Aug 22]. p. 22. Available from:

Citation in Text

Remember this will be a running number at the first use of a reference. If the reference is re-used then repeat the number allocated. Keep your style constant, either parenthesis (number) throughout, or superscript number. Do not change between the two. If your department recommends a particular style then use that.


  • Use for images and diagrams