Tech Tip: Managing academic reference sources in Microsoft Word

Students in libraryAlthough a number of software tools are now available for managing citations and references for research papers and journal articles, I have found that using the tools built into the latest versions of Microsoft Word provide a single tool for document creation and reference source management. The reference features of Word support a variety of manuscript styles, allow for quick and accurate citations, automate the development of bibliography or works cited pages, and support the reuse of sources across multiple documents with ease.

In this article, I will discuss the basic steps for implementing the tools to manage your academic reference sources in Microsoft Word. [Read more…]

The most useful textbook & academic writing posts of the week: September 25, 2015

"A place for everything, everything in its place." -Benjamin FranklinMost often in this series the posts I find from week to week are on many different topics. This week, however, there are two overriding themes “referencing” and “organizing,” with just a sprinkling of other topics to enjoy.

As always, happy writing! [Read more…]

TAA Spring Webinars for Textbook & Academic Writers

Join us for these upcoming Text and Academic Authors Association webinars for textbook and academic authors. These 60-minute sessions connect you to experts sharing valuable advice on a variety of topics.

“It’s All Greek to Me”: Translating Statistical Writing


Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2-3 p.m. ET

Ami HansonStatistical writing is an important concept to understand for students, academic writers, researchers, and textbook authors alike. This style of writing is different from others because of its focus in formatting, statistical language, and sections of visual data. In this 60-minute webinar, Ami Hanson, Editor & Content Specialist for Elite Research, LLC, will present not only ways to understand statistical writing but also tips of how to write statistical language clearly in theses and dissertations, journal articles, and grant proposals. The session is geared mostly towards graduate students and their documents, but anyone is welcome if they want to learn more about writing statistical pieces, organizing technical documents, and maneuvering requirements. Register [Read more…]