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EndNote: Using EndNote in Word documents

Cite while you write

Cite While You Write (also known as CWYW) allows you to access EndNote from within Microsoft Word. You can use it to insert citations into the text and it will automatically build a bibliography from these citations.

EndNote should be installed after you install Microsoft Word to add the EndNote menu to the top ribbon. 

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.

EndNote training videos - Cite While You Write

Videos for Windows
Videos for Macs

EndNote & Word FAQs

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