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EndNote 21:  EndNote & Word

Manage your references and create in-text citations and reference list

Inserting in-text citations and creating reference list automatically

Inserting citations into your Word document


You can use EndNote with Word to insert formatted in-text citations in your document, using the referencing style of your choice, and automatically create a bibliography at the end of your document.

This is called Cite While You Write (CWYW).

Top 3 things you need to know:

  • Use only one EndNote library for all of your writing - references used in one document should NOT come from different EndNote libraries.
  • Use the Edit & Manage Citations command to make changes to citations in Word documents. Do NOT use the [Delete] or [Backspace] keys on the keyboard to remove the citations.
  • If you are using footnote styles, Word controls the numbering and placement of the footnote and EndNote controls the formatting. So you will first need to insert the footnote using Word, then insert the EndNote citation into that footnote.

Watch the following video clip about CWYW by EndNote provider Clarivate

Editing your in-text citations

Editing citations in your document

If you choose to edit a citation that you have inserted into your Word document, you MUST use the Edit and Manage Citations menu on the EndNote 21 toolbar in Word.

Changes that you can make include:

  • Excluding the author's name or the year
  • Adding page numbers, prefixes, or suffixes
  • Changing a citation from parenthetical to narrative
  • Removing an in-text citation and updating the reference list automatically

Watch the following video clip about editing EndNote citations in Word


Formatting your bibliography

Formatting your bibliography

EndNote will automatically create your bibliography in your chosen referencing style at the end of your document, and you can then choose to change the layout or style of your bibliography using the Format Bibliography menu on the EndNote toolbar in Word.

You may choose to add a title, change the font style and size or the line spacing for your bibliography.

Watch the following video clip about changing referencing styles and formatting the bibliography in Word