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Rhetoric & Composition 2: Writing About Literature: Creating a Reference List and In-text Citations in Microsoft Word (Manually).

Creating a Reference List and In-text Citations in Microsoft Word (Manually).

Creating a Reference List and In-text Citations in Microsoft Word (manually).

Step 1: Select your citation style.

a. Click on the References tab

b. In the Citations & Bibliography section of the References tab, select your citation Style. In this case, I selected APA, 6th edition.

 

Step 2:  Open the Insert Citation dropdown box.

Note: There’s two of these, you want the one in the Citations & Bibliography section of the References tab, not the RefWorks Citation Bibliography section.

 

Step 3: Select Add New Source. 

 

Step 4: Select what type of source you are creating a citation for from the dropdown menu (e.g., book, journal article, report, etc…)

 

 

 

Step 5: Fill out the information boxes. Then press OK button.

What you get on your paper is the in-text citation for this type of source:

 (Librarian, 2016)

 

 

Step 6: Once you have entered all your citations, you can enter your reference list.

a. Select Bibliography from the Citations & Bibliography section of the References tab,

b. Select References.

Note: depending on your version of Word, there might be no References option, in which case, select Works Cited or Bibliography, and simply change the title to References.

 

 

 

This creates a reference list from all your citations:

 

 

 

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