# Sorting bibliography references using the Vancouver style

I am new to LaTeX and I would like to be able to sort my references with the Vancouver style but I don´t know if I need to include some libraries or do something else?

I have searched around the web but I am very confused, I have found something like this

 \cite{key} ==>>          [#]


but it does not work, I hope you can help

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• The only 3rd party file you have to include is the BibTeX style file vancouver.bst with the following command \bibliographystyle{vancouver} (assuming the .tex and the .bst files are in the same folder). – Alexis Pigeon Nov 25 '13 at 11:11
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For an overview of how LaTeX and BibTeX work, generally, see:

Here's a simple example:

Assume your .bib file looks like this:

testbib.bib

@article{Hudson-et-al1982,
Author = {Hudson, Lynne M and Guthrie, Karen H and Santilli, Nicholas R},
Journal = {Journal of Child Language},
Month = {Feb},
Number = {1},
Pages = {125-138},
Title = {The Use of Linguistic and Non-Linguistic Strategies in Kindergarteners' Interpretations of 'More' and 'Less'},
Volume = {9},
Year = {1982}}


(You can create these entries using your favourite reference manager (most likely JabRef (Windows/Linux/Mac) or BibDesk (Mac). See:

Now create a document:

\documentclass{article}
\bibliographystyle{vancouver}
\begin{document}
This is a citation in the text\cite{Hudson-et-al1982}.
\bibliography{testbib}
\end{document}


Compile this using pdflatex, then bibtex, then pdflatex and pdflatex once more. For more on why this is necessary, see: