How to create automatic Bibliography, Reference in MS Word
According to Cambridge Dictionary – The word “Bibliography” means
As a student, researcher or as an academician when we write any article, we need to refer, support and quote our statements of previous work been done by other researchers. Also to avoid PLAGIARISM the statement has to be properly referenced. At the end of the document you need to provide a bibliography/reference list.
There are several software available that can do this job of creating bibliography/reference (at the end of document) automatically when you quote it in your document. Those software read the database of saved references and while you are quoting the information in your document and at the same time bibliography is automatically created in desired format. The reference library needs to be created beforehand when you are reading the articles and doing literature review. While browsing on webpage you can click and add citation in your library database.
Endnote is most renowned commercial software and many others are some commercial software available but there are good freewares available that can do the job for you in pretty well manner. There are many freewares available, here I am describing about Mendeley software which I prefer and found useful and easy.
Mendeley is one of the freewares that I like most. It is easy to install and use and very nice to add citations and built bibliography in MS Word.
For downloading Mendeley, browse download page of Mendeley as below
Installation is the .EXE file and you will get Mendeley desktop to manage your references.
Once you install and open Mendeley, the interface would like below:
In Medeley you can categorize and see all your citations which you can add directly while browsing the article on webpage.
Creating Reference database on Mendeley
Creating database is automatic using chrome/Firefox/others addon available for Mendeley. Just add Mendeley ADD ON to your favorite web-browser . While you are browsing any journal page – click on add on button to save the current article citation. You can create different categories to save different citations.
While browsing on standard journal website, after clicking Mendeley addon link, it will capture the information as shown below
Now the last step is installing Mendeley plugin for MS Word. This is to call the citations while you are writing your work.
Visit Mendeley site – https://www.mendeley.com/ and start using it !!!