Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Typing the Research Paper Text
Word provides tools to assist you with inserting citations in a paper and later
generating a list of sources from the citations. With a documentation style selected,
Word automatically formats the citations and list of sources according to that style. The
process for adding citations in Word is as follows:
1. Modify the documentation style, if necessary.
2. Insert a citation placeholder.
3. Enter the source information for the citation.
You can combine Steps 2 and 3, where you insert the citation placeholder and enter
the source information at once. Or, you can insert the citation placeholder as you write
and then enter the source information for the citation at a later time. While creating the
research paper in this chapter, you will use both methods.
To Change the Bibliography Style
The i rst step in inserting a citation is to be sure the citations and sources will be formatted using the
correct documentation style, called the bibliography style in Word. The following steps change the specii ed
Style box arrow
Click References on
the Ribbon to display
the References tab.
Click the Bibliography
Style box arrow
(References tab |
to display a gallery
of predei ned
(Figure 2 – 28).
gallery lists predei ned
Click MLA Sixth
Edition in the
gallery to change
style to MLA.
i rst line of subsequent
you pressed ENTER key
What if I
am using a
different edition of a
shown in the
Select the closest
one and then, if
necessary edits before
submitting the paper.
key was pressed
Figure 2– 28