Word 2010 Referencing And Bibliography Example

Add a citation after a quote

  1. On the References tab , in the Citations & Bibliography group, click the arrow next to Style.

  2. Click the style that you want to use for the citation and source. 

  3. Click at the end of the sentence or phrase that you want to cite. 

  4. Click Insert Citation and then select Add New Source

  5. In the Create Source box, type in the citation details, and then click OK.

When you've completed these steps, the citation is added to the list of available citations. The next time you quote this reference, you don't have to type it all out again, just click Insert Citation and select the citation you want to use.

Create a bibliography from your sources

If you want to create a bibliography from your sources, do the following:

  1. Click where you want to insert a bibliography. Typically, they are at the end of a document. 

  2. On the References tab, in the Citations & Bibliography group, click Bibliography.

Similar to the Table of Contents builder in Word, you can select a predesigned bibliography format that includes a title, or you can just click Insert Bibliography to add the citation without a title.

If you want to learn more about using citation placeholders and editing sources, take a look at Create a bibliography. Or, if you want to export your bibliography sources to another computer, check out this post on the Microsoft Word blog.

To insert a bibliography using the Bibliography tool, you must first enter references and sources, which can be done simultaneously.

 

Step 1:

Open your document in Microsoft Word 2010 and click on the References tab.

 

 

Step 2:

Place your cursor where you would like the citation inserted. Select your style of references in the Style menu, shown in the screenshot below.

 

 

Step 3:
In the screenshot below, APA Fifth Edition is shown in the Style menu. Click on the Insert Citation button to produce the drop-down menu shown below, and select Add New Source.

 

 

Step 4:
A Create Source window will appear. Choose the source type from the drop-down menu.

 

 

Step 5:
Enter the source information in the fields provided and click OK.

 

 

Step 6:
In the screenshot below, note that a reference has been entered. Follow Steps 2–5 to insert your remaining references.

 

 

Step 7:
Once you have entered all references and sources, place your cursor at the end of your document. The bibliography will be inserted wherever you place the cursor.

 

Click on the Bibliography button, shown below, and select either Bibliography or Works Cited.

 

 

Step 8:
To update the bibliography after entering new sources, click anywhere on the bibliography table. Click on Update Citations and Bibliography.

 

 

In the screenshot below, notice that a bibliography has been inserted into the document.

 

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