How to use the Reference Feature in Microsoft Word
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How to use the Reference Feature in Microsoft Word

A Guide to Using the Reference Feature to Build Citations and References
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Created by James Harger
Last updated 4/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 36 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Use the Reference feature in Microsoft Word to build your references and citations in APA Style.
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Requirements
  • You will need Microsoft Word on your computer.
  • You should know how to use Microsoft Word at the beginning level.
Description

Learn how to Use the Reference Feature in Microsoft Word to Build Citations and References.

At the conclusion of this course, you will know how to 

  • the reason why we use citations and references
  • how to use the reference feature to set up your reference library in Microsoft Word
  • how to use the reference feature to insert properly formatted citations in APA format
  • learn a few different methods of introducing a quote in your paper
  • how to use the reference feature to build a properly formatted reference page in APA format

These step-by-step instructions will help you make a good impression on your instructor with a professional looking paper.

Even if you have little or no experience using Microsoft Word, you will find this video series easy to follow.

Content and Overview

First, you will learn why we use citations and references. What is a citation? Why is it important? And why does it matter? Our first video will explain the why.

Second, we will take you step-by-step through the process of setting up your sources. Not only that, but we show you how to keep your sources so you can refer to them throughout your class and other courses you will take in the future. How much time and frustration will that save you each week?

Third, you will learn how to insert citations into your paper with a click of the mouse. We also discuss different ways of introducing quotes and how it can affect the format of your citations. 

And finally, we show you how to insert your references on your reference page in one simple step that ensures your references are properly formatted every time.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for college students who write papers for their classes in APA style.
  • This course is for high school students who write papers for their class in APA Style.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction to Citations and References.
5 Lectures 36:07

How to Build Your Reference Library Using the Reference Feature in Word
11:13

How to Insert Citations Using the Reference Feature in Microsoft Word
08:59


Final Thoughts
01:06

Quiz on Citations and References
10 questions
About the Instructor
James Harger
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869 Students
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Teacher of Adult Students

Jim has been teaching college students for nearly 10 years. He has taught 1000’s of students at three regionally accredited universities. His passion is to help adult students who are entering college for the first time or returning to college develop the skills and strategies to be a successful online college student. 

Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Colorado Christian University, a Master of Science degree in Education with an emphasis in Postsecondary and Adult Education from Capella University, a Graduate Certificate in Theology from Denver Seminary, and a Master of Arts degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Knox Theological Seminary.

Before committing to teaching full time, Jim worked in staff positions, which include enrollment counseling, academic advising, and director of a center for adult and graduate studies. Before his career in education, Jim traveled the world with the United States Army. His tours of duty took him all across the United States and overseas to Korea and Germany. Jim also served in the Middle East and retired with honors from the Army in 1998. 

Jim lives in northern Colorado and he has three adult children. In his spare time, Jim plays golf and rides his Harley-Davidson.