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Referencing, Citing, and Structuring Bibliographies

A beginners' guide to referencing and bibliographies.

Inserting footnotes in Microsoft Word 2010

1. Choose 'References' tab from the ribbon

2. Click on 'Insert footnote' (this adds a number into the text, and a footnote to the bottom of the page.

3. Enter the full reference in the footnote.

Shortcut: To insert a subsequent footnote, press CTRL+ALT+F

To edit a footnote, doubleclick the reference number in the text, or scroll down to the bottom of the page and edit the footnote text.

To change the numbering, click on the Dialog Box button under 'Footnotes'. For more information, read Microsoft's help pages.

Footnotes

Footnotes are references that are inserted at the bottom of the page in which the reference is made. They may also include additional information relevant to the reference. Footnotes are usually indicated within the body of the text with a number starting with ‘1’.

In some referencing styles, the numbers run consecutively throughout the essay or course work, but in others each new page starts again at ‘1’.

Check your department's referencing style guide to find out which you should use.

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Inserting footnotes in OpenOffice

1. Choose the 'Insert' toolbar.

2. Select 'Insert Footnote Directly' from the menu bar (this adds a number into the text, and a footnote to the bottom of the page.

3. Enter the full reference in the footnote.

You can edit a footnote the same way as you edit any text.

To change the numbering, choose 'Tools' and then 'Footnotes'. For more information, read the OpenOffice Wiki pages.