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MHRA referencing guide (Online): Formatting MHRA in Word

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To insert:

1.  Superscript numbers:

Get to the point in your text where you want to refer to another person’s idea, click on the References tab, then click the Insert Footnote icon and MS Word will allocate that citation a superscript number. 


2.  Footnotes: 

MS Word will have duplicated the allocated superscript number at the bottom of the page and will have placed your cursor after it.  All you have to do is enter the details in a footnote format.


To create:

3.  The bibliography:
  • Start on a new page
  • List all the sources you have quoted in a bibliography format
  • Arrange alphabetically by Authors’ Surname
  • Use double-spacing 
  • Use hanging indents (entires should be indented after the first line).  (To do this you need to place your cursor at the beginning of the second (and any subsequent) line and press the Ctrl and Tab keys together.).  For a quick way to format your entire bibliography, all in one go, see this short video.
  • List primary sources, alphabetically, in a separate section of the Bibliography called ‘Primary Sources’.