I will first admit that I am not fully versed in all the different ways to appropriately cite and reference a paper. Having said that I DO list and cite all references in the documents I write.
With word my approach has been to create a text bibliography at the end of my document and use footnotes and cross references to link each item to the bibliography. I ended up doing this since the citations left by word were too short and there were issues cross referencing from footnotes.
Since Scrivener can already do footnotes and has the beginnings of citations book marking (nice and easy to drag and drop website url’s into Document References) would it make sense to add some more referencing capabilities? I have tried Bookends, but this is double work in my view. If I have already done the research dragged/dropped it into Scrivener (including url) why put it into another tool, again, to aid in citations?
I am referring to manual & drag/drop entries and not the look-up work that Bookends does.
If I could do this chore once when writing, it would save loads of time and effort.
When doing research with Scrivener it would be great to just drag a citation/reference over (whatever form MLA etc.) right into the draft. Scrivener, Word, or an external tool can then spit out the bibliography nice and tidily.
Maybe I have things mixed up or am missing something but Scrivener would seem to serve this well.
Thank you for taking a look and thinking about this one (apologies if I missed similar posts)