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Academic Writer [formerly APA Style Central]

Adding References

Go to the Reference Center to manage and add references. All the references you have saved in Academic Writer are available in your reference library, which is called My References. The reference library allows you to reuse references across different papers

There are three ways to add references to My References. 

  • Create references using reference-generating forms
  • Import references from reference management software or databases.
  • Search more than 4 million references adapted from PsycINFO

Adding References to a Paper 

Each paper in the Writing Center has its own Paper Reference List. Here you can add, delete, edit, and sort references for that paper. In the Paper Reference List select the drop-down menu to show My References. Check the box next to the reference you would like to add to your paper then select Add to Paper