# Word – Bibliography in Microsoft Word 2010

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I'm trying to insert a bibliography for a research paper in Microsoft Word 2010. I'm using manage sources in the references toolbox to insert my sources. Word is formatting my sources the way I want them but, when I insert the bibliography it is always in alphabetic order.

I want to insert the bibliography so that the papers are in the order I cite them in the paper for example,

A sentence in my paper could end like this,

as can be seen in [1] and [2] among others.

I would then like the Bibliography to look like this,

### References

[1] Morris, J., and S. Johnson. "Discrete Element Modeling." Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (American Society of Civil Engineers), 2007.

[2] Kruggel-Emden, H., M. Sturm, Wirtz S., and Scherer V. "Selection of an appropriate time integration scheme for the discrete element method(DEM)." Computers and Chemical Engineering 32 (2008): 2263-2279.

However, I can't get the bibliography to stop inserting the references in alphabetic order. I know how to get the brackets and the numbers outside the references as shown above but, I don't know how to get the references in non-alphabetic order.

I have tried assigning numerical tags to each of the references in the manages sources section but, that did not work. Does anyone have any idea how to do this? I do not want to write out all the sources myself or sort the sources at the end with the function in the table menu.

• In Microsoft Word 2010, Bibliography Styles are managed via XML template files.

## It is not easy to change these files and you can damage your Bibliography function if you make a mistake.

1. Save your document and exit Word completely (File -> Exit)

2. Look for a template file with a name close to the Bibliography style you are using in the directory C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\Bibliography\Style

3. Make a backup copy of that file and name it unsorted.xml

4. Open unsorted.xml in your favorite text editor

5. Remove the line that contains <sortkey> and </sortkey>

6. Search for the line that contains <stylename> and </stylename> and replace the style name between them with unsorted

7. Open your document in Word and return to each of your citations and change the style to unsorted