Inserting Citations and a Bibliography

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Inserting Citations and a Bibliography

Inserting Citations and a Bibliography

Microsoft Word makes it very easy to cite your sources. Citations can be inserted into a document at any point and changed or updated at a later time, and sources entered in one document are available in other documents, so you don't have to re-enter them. Also, you can easily select or change the style you apply to your citations.

Inserting Citations

To insert citations into a Microsoft Word document:

  1. Click on the REFERENCES tab and from the Citations & Bibliography group, click Insert Citation: Insert Citation
  2. Select Add New Source:Add New Source
  3. Enter the information about the source into the Create Source dialog box:Create Source Dialog Box

Managing Sources

To manage sources within a Microsoft Word document:

  1. Click on the REFERENCES tab and from the Citations & Bibliography group, click Manage Sources: Manage Sources
  2. In the Source Manager dialog box, you can copy sources into the current list (so they show up in the bibliography of the current document), delete sources, edit sources and add new sources:Sources List

Inserting a Bibliography

To insert a bibliography into a Microsoft Word document:

  1. Place your cursor in the document where you would like the bibliography to appear.
  2. Click on the REFERENCES tab and from the Citations & Bibliography group, click Bibliography: Bibliography
  3. From the drop-down menu, select the bibliography of your choice:Selected Bibliography

Selecting a Bibliography Style

To select or change the bibliography style within a Microsoft Word document:

  1. Click on the REFERENCES tab and from the Citations & Bibliography group, click the drop-down arrow next to Style: Bibliography Styles
  2. Select the bibliography style of your choice:Selected Bibliography
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