I’ve started a University and TAFE course this year and it’s been a while since I did any studying at all. I’ve recently had to learn how to reference and add citations for my assignments. The process off adding citations is very different when using Microsoft Word and Google Docs. For university, we use the Harvard style for referencing and Microsoft Word has this style included in the citation feature. Google Docs doesn’t have the Harvard style citation which is a shame but you can use other styles and then modify the reference section accordingly.

I’ve created two videos on how to add citations. One for Microsoft Word and the other for Google Docs. You can check out these two videos here:

HOW TO ADD CITATIONS IN MICROSOFT WORD

Here’s a summary of the steps required to add citations in Microsoft Word:

  • In Microsoft click references
  • insert citations
  • Change style
  • Select Harvard
  • Select other styles
  • Add citation
  • Type of source
  • Use the website and fill in details
  • Go to the example website
  • Citation added to the document
  • Add bibliography and references
  • Update field manually

HOW TO ADD CITATIONS IN GOOGLE DOCS

  • In Google Docs click tools then Citations
  • Citation types MLA, APA, Chicago Author-Date
  • Select Chicago Author-date
  • Select Website Source Type
  • Search with a URL
  • Picks up information automatically
  • Insert references
  • Visited date
  • Add citation
  • Remember to update the references section since it’s not dynamic

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