Chapter 36. Citations and Bibliography


  • Creating a list of bibliography sources

  • Associating sources with a document

  • Citing sources in a document

  • Editing citations

  • Inserting and saving bibliographies

If you've been waiting for Microsoft to add a bibliographic source and citation manager to Word, your wait is over. If you are constantly having to open a dozen or more documents so you can copy sources into the current document, reusing your bibliographic resources, your life just got easier. Go ahead and open those documents, one last time. One last time because this time, you're going to add those sources to Word, and they'll always be available the next time you need them.

To develop this new feature, folks from Microsoft spent countless hours interviewing undergraduate students, graduate students, professors, and researchers in a variety of disciplines to see how they work and what their needs are. The result is a set of citation and bibliography tools that can save many academic and professional writers a very lot of time.


To be honest, Word's new bibliographic capabilities, while being just the ticket for high school students, most college students, and a number of professionals with modest needs, won't please everyone. Among the significant gaps is the lack of an Abstract field for storing document abstracts. If you have hundreds or even thousands of sources, it's unlikely that you will remember what each and every article and book are about. Moreover, if you need ...

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