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You should already have created your three sources in the previous step, Creating your sources. You can technically insert your bibliography with no sources — the automatic bibliography field will then display the message: There are no sources in the current document.

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Insert it

Select the Bibliography placeholder heading and insert the bibliography (the bibliography heading will be replaced by the Bibliography field which includes the appropriate heading). Remember it is a field so you must update it if you make any changes to your sources.

Inserting a Bibliography in Word 2016.A Bibliography in Word 2016.
  1. Activate the References tab
  2. Confirm the selection of the APA style
  3. Click on the Bibliography button
  4. Select the first option: Bibliography
  5. The field with the Bibliography heading (which will be style Heading 1 by default) will be inserted
  6. The Source entries will be included, in the correct APA format
  7. The Update Citations and Bibliography button must be used if sources are added, edited or deleted.

Update it

If you had already inserted your bibliography when you created your Phase 1 report outline it will appear as per the screenshot below and you must just update it. Click on the Bibliography field and then click the Update Citations and Bibliography tab:

A blank Bibliography field in Microsoft Word

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By MisterFoxOnline

CAT Educator

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