Including a bibliography in Microsoft Word documents is an excellent way to help readers follow-up on the sources you used to create the document. In some cases creating a bibliography is required by the professor who assigned your project or the article submission process for publication. Did you know that you can automatically generate a bibliography in Word 2007? Each time you add a new citation to your document, the citation generator in Word 2007 appends a new source to create a bibliography in your Word 2007 document on-the-fly.

There should be an image here!To add a citation after a quote:

  1. Within your document, click the References tab.
  2. In the Citations & Bibliography group, click the arrow next to Style.
  3. Click the style that you want to use for the citation and source.
  4. Place the cursor at the end of the sentence or phrase that you want to cite.
  5. Click Insert Citation and select Add New Source.
  6. Type in the details for the citation and click OK.

The citation is now added to the Insert Citation button so when you quote the reference again, you don’t have to type it out.

Now you’re ready to create your bibliography.

  1. Within your document, place the cursor where you want to insert the bibliography.
  2. On the References tab, in the Citations & Bibliography group, click Bibliography.
  3. Select a predesigned bibliography format or click Insert Bibliography.

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