Update Citations And Bibliography Group

Before you can add a citation, a works cited list, or a bibliography, you must add a source to your document. A works cited list is a list of sources, usually placed at the end of a document, that you referred to (or "cited") in the document. A works cited list is different from a bibliography, which is a list of sources that you consulted when you created the document. After you add sources, you can automatically generate a works cited list or a bibliography based on that source information. Each time that you create a new source, the source information is saved on your computer. You can use the Source Manager to find and reuse any source that you have created, even sources in other documents.

Citations are parenthetical references that are placed inline with the text. Citations are different from footnotes and endnotes, which are placed at the bottom of the page or end of the document. The source information stored in the Citations tool or Source Manager can be used to create citations, a works cited list, or a bibliography. However, you cannot use the information in the Citations tool or the Source Manager to create footnotes or endnotes.

For more information about templates for various styles, such as APA style, visit the Office for Mac templates web site.

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 tab and from the group, click :
  2. Select :
  3. Enter the information about the source into the dialog box:

Managing Sources

To manage sources within a Microsoft Word document:

  1. Click on the tab and from the group, click :
  2. In the 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:

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 tab and from the group, click :
  3. From the drop-down menu, select the bibliography of your choice:

Selecting a Bibliography Style

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

  1. Click on the tab and from the group, click the drop-down arrow next to :
  2. Select the bibliography style of your choice:

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