- With your document open in Microsoft Word, click the References tab.
(The References tab is located on the ribbon for PCs and in the toolbox for Mac).
- Click Manage Sources. The References window opens.
- Click New. The Create New Source window opens.
(The + sign in the lower left hand corner of the toolbox on a Mac).
- Figure 1: Create New Source window
- 4. Locate Type of Source.
- 5. Click the arrow. A drop-down menu appears.
- 6. Select the type of source you wish to cite.
- 7. Enter the appropriate information in each of the subsequent fields located in the Create New Source window. (* beside the field description indicates mandatory fields).
- 8. After all of the fields are completely filled out, click OK.
- The source entered appears in the Citations list in the Reference window.
- **Repeat steps 3-8 for each of the sources you wish to cite in the document.**
- 9. Click a source to highlight it.
- 10. Click Add. The selected source appears in the citations list for this document.
- 11. Locate Citation Style on the References tab.
- 12. Click the arrow. A drop-down menu appears.
- 13. Select the citation style needed for the document.
- 14. Locate Bibliography
- 15. Click the arrow. A drop-down menu appears. (For Mac users, Insert -> Document Elements -> Bibliography).
- 16. Select either Bibliography or Works Cited depending on the citation style used in the document. A completely formatted list of citations appears at the end of the document.
Figure 2: Complied Works Cited list
- 17. For an in-text citation, place the cursor at the exact spot the citation needs to appear.
- 18. Locate Citation on the ribbon. (In the toolbox for Mac users).
- 19. Select the source you wish to cite. The appropriate in-text citation appears in the document.
Figure 3: In-text Citation
Congratulations! You let the software do the dirty work for you. Now you will not have to waste hours citing your sources. What a great time saver!