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Create bibliography in Microsoft Word

Do you also need to create a bibliography reference page in Microsoft Word? If you don’t know how to do it, please read today’s article, where you will learn how to create a bibliography in Microsoft Word easily. You will also know how to update a bibliography automatically.

Create bibliography

Before you start, you will need to have inserted citations in your document. If you don’t know how to do that, please read How to insert a citation in APA format. Otherwise, you will get a bibliography without any entries, which could be the reason it doesn’t work.

Once you have inserted a few sources, you can easily create a bibliography in Word automatically. It is recommended to have your bibliography at the end of your document. Therefore, you should go to the page you want your bibliography to appear.

First, you want to click on References > then click on Bibliography and select the first one. The others are the same but are labeled under a different name.

create bibliography in microsoft word

Update Bibliography

When you create a bibliography in Word automatically, you should never forget to update your bibliography when entering new sources. Every time you add a new citation, it will not automatically be updated in your bibliography. There are two ways of updating your bibliography.

Option 1

You can update the bibliography automatically by going to the page where you created it. Click once on your bibliography, and there appears a new bar at the top of it. Then click on Update Citations and Bibliography on the top.

Update Citations and Bibliography in Word.

Option 2

You can also update the bibliography by going to any citation in your document. Click on the citation you have cited, and click on the arrow next to it. There you can click on Update Citations and Bibliography.

Update citations and bibliography

Change the title of your bibliography

Once you create a bibliography in Microsoft Word automatically, you can easily change the title. Just go to the bibliography you have created in your document and select the above title. Then type whatever you would like to have instead.

Change the title of bibliography in Word.

Did this help you to create a bibliography reference page in Microsoft Word? Please let us know in the comments below!

Conclusion

Now you’ve learned how to create a bibliography in Microsoft Word automatically. You can easily update the citations and bibliography in your document. You have also learned how to change the title of your bibliography.

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