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EndNote: Printing a bibliography

Manage references and citations in your writing and research

Why create an "independent bibliography"?

EndNote is designed to insert citations while you are writing your document (Cite While You Write), but sometimes there are good reasons NOT to use it and create an "independent bibliography" at the end of a document instead:

  • The document only has a few references
  • You want to be able to edit the bibliography references like the rest of the text
  • You aren't using Word or your toolbar isn't working
  • You think Cite While You Write is too complicated
  • You just want a formatted ist of your references to share with someone.

Adding an independent bibliography to your document

Create your document with the references input manually:

Create document

 Then, in your EndNote library, using the Control key, select the references you want for your reference list in your EndNote library. 

select references


Select Edit-> Copy Formatted

copy formatted

Return to your Word document and Edit -> Paste the formatted references at the end of the document:

reference list

All the text in this document is now editable.

Print bibliogaphy

EndNote's own FAQ's

Search EndNote's support pages.  From

JCU Referencing libguide

In order to reference correctly, you need to know exactly what the reference you want to put in your bibliography describes.  Book chapter? Webpage? Government report?

When you use EndNote or EndNote Web, you have to know when the EndNote reference has fulfilled the style requirement for that information - or not!

The libguide linked here gives assistance with referencing all types of material in APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA, Vancouver and other styles.

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