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Examples and instructions for APA, MLA, Chicago Footnote, IEEE and "Australian Harvard" referencing styles
These "Quick Guides" have been created by the Learning Skills Advisors.
See also the Study Skills Referencing page.
If you are using a Mac, you will usually have to use the Command or ⌘ or Apple key instead of Ctrl.
Ctrl+T - adds a hanging indent to the selected paragraphs (or references)
(Remember, for a Mac use Cmd+T instead)
If you accidentally indent too far, use Shift+Ctrl+T to unindent (Shift+Cmd+T on a Mac)
Sorting by A-Z - Word has a feature to sort selected lines or paragraphs (or references) alphabetically. Select your references, and click the A-Z button on the Home tab.
Note: if you don't select your references first, all the paragraphs in your essay will be sorted alphabetically - this is a bad thing, select your references first.
Changing case - Word has a feature (look for the Aa button) to change case, so you can quickly change a title to correct sentence case.
(Hint: Ctrl+click will select a whole sentence, which often is enough to select a book or journal article title)
You may also need to manually edit it afterwards to start a sub-title with a capital letter.
Ctrl+A - select All
Ctrl+C - Copy
Ctrl+V - paste (think of V = or put it here)
For easier selecting : If you have a laptop touchpad and selecting text is awkward, just put your cursor where you want to start selecting, then (instead of using the touchpad) hold down Shift and use the arrow keys on the keyboard to "drag out" the area of selection.