August 24, 2018

2016 Microsoft Bibliography Builder

To insert a bibliography using the Bibliography tool, you must first enter references and sources, which can be done simultaneously.

Step 1:
Open your document in Microsoft Word 2016 and click on the References tab.

Word 2016: Reference Tab

Step 2:
Place your cursor where you would like the citation to be inserted. Select your style of references in the Style menu, shown in the screenshot below.

Style: APA

Step 3:
In the screenshot below, APA Fifth Edition is shown in the Style menu. Click on the Insert Citation button to produce the drop-down menu shown below, and select Add New Source.

Insert Citation Icon

Step 4:
A Create Source window will appear. Choose the source type from the drop-down menu.

Create Source

Step 5:
Enter the source information in the fields provided and click OK.

Enter the reference data and click, "OK."

Step 6:
In the screenshot below, note that a reference has been entered. Follow Steps 2–5 to insert your remaining references.

Reference Inserted

Step 7:
Once you have entered all references and sources, place your cursor at the end of your document. The bibliography will be inserted wherever you place the cursor.

Click on the Bibliography button, shown below, and select either Bibliography, References or Works Cited.

Insert Bibliography

Step 8:
To update the bibliography after entering new sources, click anywhere on the bibliography table. Click on Update Citations and Bibliography.

Update Citations

It is possible to update bibliography entries by clicking on Manage Sources.

Manage Sources Icon

This will give you the opportunity to update your source and preview the bibliography entry.

Edit Source Data