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EndNote Guide

Adding Citations to a Word Document

Note for Mac users: You must have the full version of Word loaded.

  • Open your EndNote Library
  • Open the Word document you are writing.

Inserting citations using Cite While You Write (CWYW) icons in EndNote

  1. Position the cursor in the Word document where you would like to put the citation
  2. Click on the EndNote tab to see all the EndNote commands
  3. Go to EndNote icon  in Word (this will open your EndNote Library)
  4. In EndNote click on the Insert Citation icon

  EndNote X8               EndNote X7            

       5. Go to Word Processor icon

 EndNote X8              EndNote X7

       6. Citation will appear in your word document as will your bibliography.


Inserting citations using EndNote commands in Word (see video below.)

Cite While You Write: Adding Citation (Source: Clarivate Analytics)

Cite While You Write For Macintosh: Adding Citations to a Word 2016 Document (Source: Clarivate Analytics)

Selecting an Output Style in Word

In Word:

  1. Select the EndNote tab.
  2. Click on the dropdown arrow in the Style box.
  3. Select the style that you require.

To add and see more styles, go to the Referencing Styles page.


Editing Citation

  1. Highlight the citation in your Word document.
  2. Click on Edit and Manage Citation(s) in the EndNote tab. An editing box will appear.

       3. Highlight the citation you want to change.

       4. In the Formatting dropdown box you can change the format of the citation, exclude the author or the year or show the citation in the bibliography only.You can add pages in certain formats that have the correct coding.  Most styles will only accept pages in the suffix.