Using the Word Referencing Tool

Note: the Word tool is not currently updated to APA 7th edition format!

What is the Word Referencing Tool?

This is a tool available in Microsoft Word, under References. It allows you to enter relevant referencing information as you go when creating a document.

Why do I need to use it with an APA Guide?

We strongly recommend you use the Word tool in conjunction with an APA guide. The guide shows you exactly what information needs to be entered. This differs depending on the type of resource you are referencing, e.g. book, journal article, website, online document etc. Note the Word tool is not 100% accurate. Using a guide will assist you in checking your citations and references for errors.

What are the benefits of using this tool?

The tool will automatically create in-text citations and a Reference List from the entered data. It also keeps a record of the resources you have used so that you can automatically use them again.

Word Tutorials

View this tutorial(external link) for basics in getting started using the Word 2010 Referencing Tool.

Alternatively, please feel free to make a time with a Library Learning Centre staff member for further help.

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