Microsoft Word will automatically add a superscript note number at the end of the sentence and create a matching footnote area at the bottom of the page.
All you have to do then is simply add your citation information into the footnote area created for you.
In this system, sources are briefly cited in the text, usually in parentheses, by author’s last name and year of publication.
Each citation in the text matches up with an entry in a reference list, where full bibliographic information is provided.
These sources include all the books, magazines, newspapers, and Web sites or other online resources they have used.
When conducting research, students must learn to cite all the sources they use in their assignments.
If you’re not sure which style you should use, ask your instructor. For a more detailed description of the styles and many more examples, see chapters 16 and 17 of the 9th edition of the Turabian manual for notes style and chapters 18 and 19 for author-date style.
It's also wise to have your children print the online material they cite in their bibliographies in case their teachers or readers cannot link to the sites where the original material is located. Note: Since Internet sites can change or move over time, students might also want to cite the publisher of the material or Web site as verification.
If you already know which system to use, follow one of the links above to see sample citations for a variety of common sources. The notes and bibliography style is popular in the humanities—including literature, history, and the arts.
In this system, sources are cited in numbered footnotes or endnotes.