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How to add citations and bibliography in Word automatically | Productivity

Word allows you to add citations and bibliography automatically to documents. The resource is useful for those who produce formal texts, such as articles and academic works. Unfortunately, the tool does not support Brazilian Standards approved by the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT). However, it is possible to use ISO 690, the system on which the NBRs were based.

Check, in the following tutorial, how to add citations and create an automatic bibliography in Word. The procedure was done in Office 2016, but the tips are also valid for users of previous editions of the Microsoft application.

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Learn how to create citations and insert automatic bibliographic references in Word Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / TechTudoLearn how to create citations and insert automatic bibliographic references in Word Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / TechTudo

Learn how to create citations and insert automatic bibliographic references in Word Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / TechTudo

Step 1. Place the text cursor where you want to add the quote. Now, in the "References" tab, click on "Insert Citation" and go to "Add New Bibliographic Source …";

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Add a quote in Word Foto: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 2. Select the font type, enter the data and press "OK". If you want to add other information, check the option "Show All Bibliography Fields";

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Insert the source data to be registered in the Word document Foto: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 3. Then, to add new citations from the same source and author, just click on "Insert Quote" and choose the desired option.

Add quote from registered source Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraAdd quote from registered source Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Add quote from registered source Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Add automatic bibliography

Step 1. With all citations registered in Word, it is possible to add a bibliography automatically. To do this, still in the "References" section, click on "Bibliography" and again on "Bibliography";

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Inserting automatic bibliography Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 2. All bibliographic references used in citations will be listed in alphabetical order;

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Automatic Word Bibliography listed in alphabetical order Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 3. The formatting of the references can be changed in "Style". There is no option to use Brazilian NBRs, but you can choose ISO 690, which is very similar.

Change the formatting of bibliographic references in Word Foto: Reproduo / Helito BijoraChange the formatting of bibliographic references in Word Foto: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Change the formatting of bibliographic references in Word Foto: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Ready. Take advantage of the tips in the next academic texts, create citations and bibliographic references automatically in Word.

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