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Hi, I wanted to know if the drop-in referencing clinic will help understand how to use microsoft word for referencing?

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Hi Teresa,

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D Litting, 7 months ago

Hi Teresa,

I'll be running the referencing drop in today at 2pm (I think that might be the last one we're running for now) - if you'd like to talk about using Word for referencing at that time I'm happy to help out in any way I can - I haven't used it much, other than to test how it worked with APA at one point - so if you have any questions you'd like to ask reply to this message with those questions and I'll take a look at how to answer them before 2pm.

Thanks!

David

Thank you, David!

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Teresa, 7 months ago

Thank you, David!

To give you some context: This is the first time I am doing any kind of referencing and up until yesterday, I assumed that referencing is gruelling labour, because I was doing it manually!! Typing out each citation, looking up the referencing style for various sources through the library reference links and setting the format in the bibliography, and then finishing up my manually arranging the bibliograpghy in alphabetical order!

Late last night was when some one told me that MSword or ENDnote is what they use to do referencing and it hardly takes a few minutes to do! Infact setting the whole report format can also be done in a few steps using either of these softwares!!

I ws hoping you could show me the ropes on how to use MSword in this context!

Also, is UTS moving to APA now? There is some confusion around this. 

Could you show me how to use referencing function on Word using whatever current style of referencing needs to be followed?

Hi Teresa,

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D Litting, 7 months ago

Hi Teresa,

Yes for sure I think I can help with that. I had a look at referencing in Word - they don't have Harvard UTS so if you are currently using that (ie: you are in the School of Comms) then Word won't be much help. They do have APA but it looks to me like they are still using APA 6th, which is a bit different to the current 7th edition. APA is supposed to be the default referencing style for DAB, Education, Business, Health and also for some other FASS and Engineering areas but it's possible your lecturers are allowing you to use other styles too. 

I made a demo reference list in Word in APA style, it looks like this

Department of Good Times. (2020, June 11). Good times ahoy! Retrieved from Australian Ministry of Fun: www.wohoo.com

Litting, D. (2020). Cages of asylum. Sydney: Routledge.

Longmire, D., & Chang, K. (2016). The long and the short of Roman roads. Ancient HIstory Journal, 14(4), 12-29.

 

So I can help you make something like that if you like. If you'd prefer to use EndNote or RefWorks, those do Harvard UTS and APA 7th which is a plus, though they take a bit longer to learn how to use.

See you between 2-3 if you want to come along to the drop in - you can also email me if you have questions at david.litting@uts.edu.au

Thanks!

David

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