CZ:(U00984) Appetite and Obesity, University of Edinburgh 2010/Template article

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<ref>Person A ''et al.''(2010) The perfect reference for subpart 1 ''J Neuroendocrinol'' 36:36-52</ref> <ref>Author A, Author B (2009) Another perfect reference ''J Neuroendocrinol'' 25:262-9</ref>.

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How to write the same reference twice:

reference: Berridge KC (2007) The debate over dopamine’s role in reward: the case for incentive salience. Psychopharmacology 191:391–431 PMID 17072591

First time: <ref name=Berridge07>Berridge KC (2007) The debate over dopamine’s role in reward: the case for incentive salience. ''Psychopharmacology'' 191:391–431 PMID 17072591 </ref>

second time:<ref name=Berridge07/>

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  1. See the "Writing an Encyclopedia Article" handout for more details.
  2. Person A et al. (2010) The perfect reference for subpart 1 J Neuroendocrinol 36:36-52
  3. Author A, Author B (2009) Another perfect reference J Neuroendocrinol 25:262-9
  4. Johnstone LE et al. (2006)Neuronal activation in the hypothalamus and brainstem during feeding in rats Cell Metab 2006 4:313-21. PMID 17011504
  5. 5.0 5.1 Berridge KC (2007) The debate over dopamine’s role in reward: the case for incentive salience. Psychopharmacology 191:391–431 PMID 17072591