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EndNote 20

Insert Selected Citation

Insert Citation

Cite While You Write (CWYW)

  1. One of the main reasons people use EndNote is to cite references. CWYW (Cite While You Write) is EndNote's signature feature that makes citing easy. Below are the steps to citing while you write a paper in Word:
  2. Make sure the EndNote 20 tab is displayed in Word.
  3. Start your document
  4. Choose your Style from the drop down menu
  5. In your document, place the cursor where you want to insert in-text citations.
  6. You may choose Go to EndNote or Insert Citation to insert references.
  7. If you choose Go to EndNote, click Go to EndNote and you will be taken to your EndNote library. Highlight the reference(s) you want to insert, then click Tools>Cite While You Write> Insert Selected References OR ALT+2. Your reference(s) will be inserted. The corresponding reference(s) will be listed at the end of your paper.  in the style you chose. You may change the style at any time as long as you have not converted the document to plain text.
  8. If you choose the Search option, click on the Search button (the magnifying glass over a closing quotation mark). A search box will be popped up. Enter search terms and the references containing the terms will be retrieved. Highlight the reference(s) you want to insert, then click the Insert button at the bottom of the popup window. Your reference(s) will be inserted. The corresponding reference(s) will be listed beneath References in the style you chose. You may change the style at any time as long as you have not converted the document to plain text.

Editing In-Text Citations

You may wish to edit a citation by adding page numbers or supressing author or year. 

  1. In your Word document, highlight the  in text citation you wish to edit. 
  2. Click on Edit and Manage Citation
  3. In the field labeled formatting, choose a format option from the drop down menu. 
  4. Add any necessary information (e.g. page numbers) and click the OK button
  5. The citation wil be displayed in the format you chose.