Southeast and Upper Darby Centers Library Services

If you are at Delaware County Community College's Southeast Center or Upper Darby Center, many Library Services resources, including a reference librarian, are available to you at the Learning Commons.

DCCC Citation Guides

Chicago style

Adding footnotes in Microsoft Word and Google Docs

Hanging Indents

Instead of individually indenting each line in your Works Cited list, and risking all sorts of format chaos when you edit the text, try this approach in Microsoft Word:

  1. Type in all your citations.
  2. Highlight the area where you wish to apply a hanging indent.
  3. Right-click the highlighted area.
  4. Choose "Paragraph" from the menu that appears.
  5. The default tab is Indents and Spacing.  In the "Special" drop-down menu, choose "Hanging".

Your highlighted text will now have hanging indents and will retain this format when you edit.

This is a .gif demo of another MS Word technique:


If you are using Google Docs, take a look at this .gif :


.gif designs courtesy of Eleanor Goldberg, DCCC Reference and Instruction Librarian