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EndNote Basic

This guide provides the basics of EndNote Web.

About Cite While You Write™

Use Cite While You Write™ (CWYW) with Microsoft® Word to easily and quickly cite references and create a paper with properly formatted citations and a bibliography for your paper. Cite While You Write gives you access to EndNote references and formatting commands either within an EndNote library or within a word document using the EndNote tab on the Word taskbar.

Download and Install Cite While You Write™

Download Cite While You Write™

Please now that you must have Microsoft Word already installed on your computer. After you install EndNote on your computer, an EndNote menu is automatically added to your Microsoft Word toolbar.

  1. Log in to EndNote Basic.
  2. Click on the Downloads tab.
  3. Choose the appropriate download option and when it has finished download, open the file and continue with the installation process.

Setting Up Cite While You Write™

  1. Log in to EndNote Basic.
  2. Select the Format tab which should open up the default page Bibliography.
  3. Click on Select Favorites. Add your preferred citation formats (APA, Chicago, MLA, etc.) from the list and click on Copy to Favorites.
    • Only the format styles that you Add to Favorites will be available in Cite While Your Write™. 
  4. If you need to add additional citation formats just repeat Step 1-3.

Using Cite While You Write™

Adding Citations

  1. Open up Microsoft Windows and on the Ribbon there should be a tab for EndNote. Click on that tab.
  2. You will promoted to log in to your EndNote account. Type in your log in credentials. 
  3. Select Insert Citations which will open a dialog box. Type in an author name, title word, or publication name and click Find.
  4. Select the Citation that you would like use and click on Insert.

Editing Citations

  • After you click on Insert, both the in-text and the reference list citation will be added to your paper.
  • You can delete either of these citations by highlighting it and then deleting.
  • You can edit either of these citations by clicking on the citation and adding or modifying text. You can alo click on the Edit Citation option on the Ribbon.