Creating a New References Datafile for a Research Paper in APA, MLA, or Turabian Format As you are researching the topic for your paper, you will want to be making notes
of the bibliographic information for the works you are consulting.
Dr Paper provides you will a handy app for storing and formatting the bibliographic information
for your sources. Once you have entered the information into the app, you will be able to format
your in-text cites, footnotes, and reference lists for your paper, easily and correctly.
First, you will need to create a datafile. Your datafile will contain records or
"electronic index cards" for each of the works you need to cite in your paper.
Start the Citation application.
On the PC: Double-click on the CiteWrite icon on your desktop.
On the Mac: Use Finder to open your Applications folder, and double-click on the Citation app.
2. Create a New Datafile.
On the PC:
Click the Create New Datafile button.
On the Mac:
Click File > New Datafile.
3. Choose the type of work for your first record in the datafile.
4. Citation will display a blank record.
Before you go any further, click
Give your new datafile a name.
We recommend that you give the datafile a name related to the paper, with the tag "refs."
5. You are now ready to begin entering bibliographic data for your research paper.
Note. To close your datafile, just click File, Close.
To return to your datafile and continue adding records, choose
your datafile from the list of Recently Opened Datafiles.
On the PC:
A dialog listing recently opened datafiles displays automatically
when you start the Citation app on your PC.
On the mac:
Click on the File Menu. Recently opened datafiles are
listed at the bottom of the menu.
Dr Paper Software works with Word to help you
create APA formatted documents and references easily and correctly.
Dr Paper takes care of formatting
details (margins, cover pages, page numbers, section headings, etc.)
so you can concentrate on your writing.
Use your brain and time for writing. Let Dr Paper do the formatting.