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This guide shows how to use the Referencing tab in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word comes with a very useful tool to aid you in referencing various sources of information correctly.


It allows you to:

  • create in-text citations 
  • automatically create a Reference list
  • use references created on your device again in subsequent documents


This will be done based on the reference information you provide for the document. You do this by using the ‘References’ tab on its toolbar. This guide shows you how to use this tool with the Harvard Referencing style



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