There are many different reference materials used in UNSW Embryology. The first page of each section lists the various Embryology text references.
Below can be found links to pages of selected references by topic of a seach carried out at an earlier date.
There are 2 major types of reference articles used; Review Articles (which provide an overview of the current state of our understanding of a system, organ, tissue, mechanism and key questions) and Research Articles (which contain specific research findings that answer a developmental question).
I have also included search buttons on some pages that will perform searches using specific term(s) of external databases (requires internet connection).
These databases include: PubMed, PubMed Books, OMIM, Virtual Hospital and some selected Journals.
Note that some search results will allow access to the full original document, while others may require a Journal subscription to access the full document.
Students when referencing specific materials should as much as possible cite the original Research article and not Review articles. When wanting to give a broad overview or summaries of the field, the Review articles should be cited (and indicated as "reviews").
Students should also avoid direct text cut and paste and if absolutely necessary should place in "quotation marks" citing the original reference.
There are a number of different citation formats, usually determined by Journal or publisher.
I generally use the PubMed format for online references, and for writing I usually recommend either the Harvard referencing style (as described by the UNSW Learning Centre) or the APA referencing style.
There a number of PDF documents from different sources that can be found on the UNSW Embryology CD/DVD/site, they are all listed on PDF Documents page with a short description of the document content.
In 1999 I searched PubMed and selected a small number of references for each topic. These earlier searches are now slightly out of date, but should still be a good starting point for those interested in the topics.
These pages retain the original earlier site (Version 3) page layout and some PubMed links may no longer function.
See also Online Mendelian Inheritence in Man (OMIM) reference page.
New 2004 Urogenital References page