How to change the Bibliography style in Word

The Bibliography style in Word 2013 and Word 2010 can be changed using the References menu. Listed below are the steps to modify bibliography in Word 2013 and Word 2010. Click references menu, navigate to Citations & Bibliography section.

Bibiliography in Word 2013 and Word 2010

In the Style dropdown, this would display the following list of APA Fifth Edition, Chicago Fifteenth Edition, GB7714 2005, GOST – Name Sort, GOST Title Sort, ISO 690 – First Element and Date, ISO 690 – Numerical Reference, MLA Sixth Edition, SIST02 and Turabian Sixth Edition.

Change bibliography style in Word 2013 and Word 2010

The Popular choice for the style are APA, Chicago and MLA. Using the Style dropdown specify the required Word Bibliography style.

Also See: Show or hide style pane in Word 2013


  1. anthony ervin Avatar
    anthony ervin


    I am trying to see if I can change the reference style to a style that is not listed? I need CSE in list style. Or, can someone tell me how to edit the reference paper to the format I need.

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  3. Is there a way to change the reference style in an existing document? I know how to choose a style using the dropdown box, but that seems to have no affect on a document I’ve already begun in the other style.

  4. Yo have to go in the folder C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\Bibliography\Style
    Here you find the different STYLES with .XML extensions
    You can open it dragging the file.xml in a text editor like WORDPAD.
    Then you can modify the STYLE.
    I think this affect the document you ve already begun

  5. Bob Hueter Avatar
    Bob Hueter

    There must be >500 lines of code for this file! Isn’t there an easier way to modify the Bibliography style so that we get exactly what we want according to the journal where we’re publishing?

  6. Don’t try to change the style in the References Tab. Change the style in the EndNotes tab.

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