How to Cite References If You Do Not Know Any of Referencing Styles

There are plenty of ways to learn referencing styles. The internet is full of websites that teach people how to cite references in a particular referencing style. Due to technological advancements, it is now possible to cite references in a particular referencing style without prior learning the referencing styles. Yes, it is possible! If you do not know any of referencing styles, do not worry. In this article we are going to see you we can cite references in a particular referencing style without learning them first. Following are some ways to do so;

Google Scholar

In this article, we are going to discuss how to cite referencing styles. You may probably have heard about Google Scholar. Google Scholar is the specially designed search engine division of Google Search Engine. Google Scholar is a very useful search facility for students and researchers who need to cite references in their research studies and academic papers within no time. All you need is to open www.sholar.google.com. Insert the topic of research, and it will display the research matching the words typed by you.

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Finally, all search results will have a link “Cite” and by clicking on this link,

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Google Scholar will automatically open, ready to sight lines in APA, MLA and Chicago referencing styles. That’s it! Copy one of these three lines in to your document.

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Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word also provides referencing solutions to its users. It is so much easier to cite references in Microsoft Word. I am using Microsoft Word 2007, so I am going to tell you the way to cite references in Microsoft Word 2007. From the top menu bar, click the ‘References’ button;

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In the middle of the options of ‘References’ button,

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Select the required referencing style, and click ‘Insert Citation’ button;

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Now, insert the complete information about the source you want to cite, and Microsoft Word will convert this entered information into the referencing style you selected at the start.

Citation Websites

Learning referencing styles and citing references in a particular referencing style has become so much easier these days. There are plenty of websites on the internet that can cite references for you; all you need is to insert the year of publication, author name, title of the research, the name of the publisher.

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