Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Topic C: Indexes, bibliographies, and other references
Citations
Explanation
A citation is a reference to a book, journal article, or other source of information
included in a document. Citations include such information as the type of source (book,
journal article, report, etc.), the author’s name, the title, the year published, and the
publisher. When your document is completed, Word can compile all citation
information and present it in a bibliography.
First, select the style you want to use for your citations. You can select from such styles
as MLA, APA, or the Chicago Manual of Style . For example, if you’re creating a social
sciences document, you’ll generally want to select either the MLA or APA style. To
specify a style, click the References tab. Then, in the Citations & Bibliography group,
click the Style arrow and select the desired style from the list.
After you’ve selected a style, you can begin entering your sources. To add a citation:
1
Place the insertion point where you want the citation to appear.
2
Click the References tab.
3 In the Citation & Bibliography group, click Insert Citation and choose Add New
Source to open the Create Source dialog box, shown in Exhibit 6-15. (If you
want to add the detailed source information later, choose Add New Placeholder
instead of Add New Source.)
4 Enter the source information in the dialog box. Check Show All Bibliography
Fields to display additional fields, such as Editor, Edition, and Comments.
5 Click OK.
Exhibit 6-15: The Create Source dialog box
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