Before you can add a
citationAn inline reference to the source of the information that you used to write a research paper., a works cited list, or a bibliography, you must add a
sourceA reference, such as a book, journal article, periodical, or Web site, that you consult when writing a research paper.
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.
Step 1. Add, edit, or remove a source
Step 2. Insert, edit, or delete a citation (optional)
Step 3. Insert or edit a works cited list or a bibliography