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Word 2013 Bible by Lisa A. Bucki

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CHAPTER 21

Documenting Your Sources

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Inserting footnotes and endnotes
  • Adding footnote and endnote separators
  • Footnote and endnote styles
  • Creating a list of bibliography sources
  • Citing sources in a document
  • Editing citations
  • Inserting a bibliography
  • Inserting and formatting a table of authorities

In addition to including tools to help a reader navigate a long, formal document as you learned in Chapter 20, “Identifying the Contents and Terms in Your Document: TOC, Captions, and Indexing,” it's necessary to document the sources you've used to develop the document content. In academic reports, scientific publications, legal documents, and more, crediting your sources is a matter of ethics and professionalism. You enhance your own credibility and avoid any appearance of plagiarism by giving credit where credit is due.

This chapter covers the automated features for crediting sources in Word. It shows you how to insert footnotes and endnotes, the two most basic ways of crediting sources. From there, the chapter moves on to cover how to create and insert citations within text, and how to compile cited sources into a bibliography, a feature often required for scholarly books or publications. Finally, the chapter shows how to insert a table of authorities, used to cite legal rulings, statutes, and other information within a legal document.

Footnotes and Endnotes Basics

Footnotes and endnotes contain material that, if presented in the text, tends to disrupt the reader's train ...

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