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Bibliography Word 2011 Check

Step 1:
To create a bibliography, open your document and locate the Document Elements tab.

Step 2:
Under the References section, choose your referencing style from the drop-down menu, circled in blue in the screenshot below.

Step 3:
Place your cursor where you would like to enter your first citation and select Manage from the References section.

Step 4:
A citation window will appear. Click the + in the bottom left corner.

Step 5:
You will see a Create New Source window. Fill out the source information and click OK.

Step 6:
Notice that a reference has been inserted into the document. Follow Step 4 to enter the remaining citations into the document.

If you would like to cite a source that you have already entered, simply double-click on the source from the list and a citation will be entered into the document.

Step 7:
Place your cursor at the end of your document and select Bibliography from the drop-down arrow next to the Bibliography icon.

If you wish to update your bibliography after adding more references, right-click anywhere on the bibliography and select Update Field.

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.