Create a bibliography, citations, and references

Applies to: Word for Office 365, Word 2019, Word 2016, Word 2013, Word 2010, Word 2007.

  1. Place your cursor at the end of your preferred text to cite.
  1. Visit References >  Style, and click a citation style.
On the References tab choose a citation style from the Style list
  1. Click Insert Citation.
Point to Insert Citation, and choose Add New Source
  1. Select Add New Source and add the information about your source.

After you’ve inserted a source to your list, you can constantly cite it again:

  1. Move your cursor at the end of your targeted text to cite.
  1. Visit References > Insert Citation, and confirm your source which you are citing.
Insert Citation dropdown

To create details, such as page numbers if you’re citing a book, press Citation Options, and then Edit Citation.

Select Citation Options, and then Edit Citation

Create a bibliography

With cited sources in your document, you’re equipped to produce a bibliography.

  1. Move your cursor where you want the bibliography.
  1. Select References > Bibliography, and confirm a format.

Tip: If you cite a new source, enter it to the bibliography by selecting anywhere in the bibliography and picking Update Citations and Bibliography.

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