Add a citation after a quote
On the References tab , in the Citations & Bibliography group, click the arrow next to Style.
Click the style that you want to use for the citation and source.
Click at the end of the sentence or phrase that you want to cite.
Click Insert Citation and then select Add New Source.
In the Create Source box, type in the citation details, and then click OK.
When you've completed these steps, the citation is added to the list of available citations. The next time you quote this reference, you don't have to type it all out again, just click Insert Citation and select the citation you want to use.
Create a bibliography from your sources
If you want to create a bibliography from your sources, do the following:
Click where you want to insert a bibliography. Typically, they are at the end of a document.
On the References tab, in the Citations & Bibliography group, click Bibliography.
Similar to the Table of Contents builder in Word, you can select a predesigned bibliography format that includes a title, or you can just click Insert Bibliography to add the citation without a title.
If you want to learn more about using citation placeholders and editing sources, take a look at Create a bibliography. Or, if you want to export your bibliography sources to another computer, check out this post on the Microsoft Word blog.
The first step to creating your title page is to add the running head and the page number, which is discussed in the previous step.
There are still a few other components to the title, which include:
- The full title
- The author(s)'s name(s)
- The institution the author(s) are from (usually a college or university)
- An optional author note
To format the title, name(s), and institution name, there are a few easy steps to follow:
- If it is easiest for you, start typing the text in left alignment (the default). List the full title of your paper, which should be no more than twelve words, should have no abbreviations, and should not include any words that are not completely necessary. On the very next line, list the names of all the authors involved with the writing of the paper. On the third line, list the name of the institution.
- Place the cursor before the very first letter in this group of text, and press the enter key approximately 2-4 times (the exact placement is up to you). It is only important that the text remain in the top half of the page.
- Highlight all of this text. Click the Home tab. In the Paragraph section of this tab, click the icon which is a picture of lines that represent centered text (it will be the second one from the left). This will center the text.
Optionally, you can include an author note in the bottom half of the page. Most professors do not require this, however. The 6th edition of the APA manual specifies that the author note should include four paragraphs (each with its own indent) under the centered title "Author Note." Each of the four paragraphs should correspond to the following information in the following order:
- Complete departmental information
- Changes in affiliation
- Acknowledgements and special circumstances
- Person to contact with mailing address, e-mail