Update Bibliography In Word 2010

Before you can add a citation, a works cited list, or a bibliography, you must add a source to your document. A works cited list is a list of sources, usually placed at the end of a document, that you referred to (or "cited") in the document. A works cited list is different from a bibliography, which is a list of sources that you consulted when you created the document. After you add sources, you can automatically generate a works cited list or a bibliography based on that source information. Each time that you create a new source, the source information is saved on your computer. You can use the Source Manager to find and reuse any source that you have created, even sources in other documents.

Citations are parenthetical references that are placed inline with the text. Citations are different from footnotes and endnotes, which are placed at the bottom of the page or end of the document. The source information stored in the Citations tool or Source Manager can be used to create citations, a works cited list, or a bibliography. However, you cannot use the information in the Citations tool or the Source Manager to create footnotes or endnotes.

For more information about templates for various styles, such as APA style, visit the Office for Mac templates web site.

To insert a bibliography using the Bibliography tool, you must first enter references and sources, which can be done simultaneously.


Step 1:

Open your document in Microsoft Word 2010 and click on the References tab.



Step 2:

Place your cursor where you would like the citation inserted. Select your style of references in the Style menu, shown in the screenshot below.



Step 3:
In the screenshot below, APA Fifth Edition is shown in the Style menu. Click on the Insert Citation button to produce the drop-down menu shown below, and select Add New Source.



Step 4:
A Create Source window will appear. Choose the source type from the drop-down menu.



Step 5:
Enter the source information in the fields provided and click OK.



Step 6:
In the screenshot below, note that a reference has been entered. Follow Steps 2–5 to insert your remaining references.



Step 7:
Once you have entered all references and sources, place your cursor at the end of your document. The bibliography will be inserted wherever you place the cursor.


Click on the Bibliography button, shown below, and select either Bibliography or Works Cited.



Step 8:
To update the bibliography after entering new sources, click anywhere on the bibliography table. Click on Update Citations and Bibliography.



In the screenshot below, notice that a bibliography has been inserted into the document.


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