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Word 2007 offers great tools for citing sources, creating a bibliography, and managing the sources.  The first step to creating a reference list and citations in a document is to choose the appropriate style that you will be using for formatting the citations and references.

Style
To choose a publishing style:

  • Click the References Tab on the Ribbon
  • Click the drop down box next to Style in the Citations & Bibliography Group
  • Choose the appropriate style.

Bibliography Styles

Citations
To insert a citation in the text portion of your document:

  • Click the References Tab on the Ribbon
  • Click the Insert Citation Button on the Citations & Bibliography Group
  • If this is a new source, click New Source
  • If you have already created this source, it will in the drop down list and you can click on it

Insert Citation Drop Down Menu

  • If you are creating a New Source, choose the type of source (book, article, etc.)
  • Complete the Create Source Form
  • If you need additional fields, be sure to click the Show All Bibliography Fields check box
  • Click OK

Create New Source Dialog Box

Placeholders
Placeholders can be utilized when there is a reference to be cited, but you do not have all of the information on the source.  To insert a Placeholder:

  • Click Insert Citation
  • Click Add New Placeholder

Add New Placeholder Button

Manage Sources
Once you have completed a document you may need to add or delete sources, modify existing sources, or complete the information for the placeholders. To Manage Sources:

  • Click the References Tab on the Ribbon
  • Click the Manage Sources Button on the Citations & Bibliography Group
  • From this menu you can Add, Delete, and Edit Sources (note, you can preview the source in the bottom pane of the window

Manage Sources Dialog Box

Bibliography
To add a Bibliography to the document:

  • Place the cursor in the document where you want the bibliography
  • Click the References Tab on the Ribbon
  • Click the Bibliography Button on the Citations & Bibliography Group
  • Choose Insert Built-in Bibliography/Works Cited or Insert Bibliography

Insert Bibliography Drop Down Menu

Insert Footnote
Some types of academic writing utilize footnotes.  To insert a footnote:

  • Click the References Tab on the Ribbon
  • Click Insert Footnote (or Insert Endnote depending on your needs)
  • Begin typing the footnote

Insert Footnote Group

 

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