Selecting a Citation Style
Video: Selecting a Citation Style
The citation style you select determines how your citations and bibliography will look. For example:
- Whether citations appear in the text or in the footnotes.
- How bibliography entries are sorted and formatted
- The language used in the citations and bibliography
- The bibliography heading text
- Whether a bibliography should appear or not
Selecting a new citation style
- In Word, on the Citavi ribbon, click the name of the currently selected Citation style.
- Select one of the styles.
- If you don't see the citation style you want to use, click Find and add style.
- Enter the name of the citation style in the Name field or use other criteria to search for a style that fulfills your requirements.
- Select the desired style and click Apply.
If you need to switch from an in-text citation style to a footnote style, move your citations with the Word Add-In.
Word's performance depends to a large extent on which citation style you are using. Some footnote styles need to compare each new reference to all the others before and after it, for example, those that insert cross references to other footnotes, those that use abbreviations for repeated authors, and those that suppress certain reference types in the bibliography.
If you would like to increase performance speed in the Word Add-In you have three options. On the Options menu, clear the "Apply citation style formatting automatically" checkbox or you can temporarily select the "No bibliography" option. Or, you can work with a simple footnote style while writing your paper. Later on you can switch to the more complex style.