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Creating bibliographies and annotated bibliographies: Using Microsoft Word to create a bibliography

This guide provides information on how to create a bibliography or works-cited page for a paper or publication.

Using Microsoft Word to create a bibliography

A bibliography is a list of sources used for researching a topic.  The list includes the information needed to locate the reference; title, author(s), publication name, publication date, volume, issue.  For digital resources a DOI or URL as well as the date of access should also be included.  Depending on the style format the bibliography may also be called “Works cited” or “References”.   The easiest way to create a bibliography is to use the tools available in Microsoft Word.  Below is a short video that demonstrates how to do this.

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