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Endnote: Cite While You Write

How to use Endnote for research.

Download Plug-in Installer

From nearly every page of EndNote Web there is a link to download installers.  Click this link to download the Microsoft Word plug-in. Follow the directions on the screen or make use of the help guide. It is recommended that you use IE for the installation. 

This tool is available for both Windows and Mac systems.

Cite While You Write will appear as a toolbar in your Microsoft Word application.

For further instructions for installing the Windows plug-in, click here.

For further instruction for installing the Mac plug-in, click here.

Inserting Citations in Your Paper

Cite While You Write will appear as a toolbar in your Microsoft Word application.

To find and cite your source:

1. With your word document open, place the cursor in the location where the citation should appear.

2. Click the Find Citation(s) button in the Endnote Web toolbar. Or from the Tools menu, select Endnote Web, then Find Citation(s). The Find and Insert My References dialog will appear. (For those using Word 2007, on the Endnote Web tab, in the Citations group, click Find Citation(s).

3. Enter a search term in the Search field to find the reference or references to insert.

4. Click the Search button.

5. Select the reference. To insert multiple references in one citation, click each reference while holding the Ctrl key.

6. Click the Insert button to insert the standard citation or choose from these addtional options:

  • Insert & Exclude Author
  • Insert & Exclude Year
  • Insert & Exclude Author and Year

Video Tutorial

This video was created by Texas Tech University Libraries.