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Stony Brook University

EndNote

Help on using the citation management tool EndNote.

CWYW Features

CWYW stands for Cite While You Write, a plug-in from EndNote that connections your library of citations to Microsoft Word. Please check for compatibility. With CWYW you can add citations to your paper while simultaneously creating a bibliography,. You can easily change to another style if needed and you can update your in-text citations and references in one click. 

First make sure that:

  • all the references you would want to use for your paper or manuscript are already added to the EndNote Library
  • open EndNote and Word to begin 

Then there are two basic ways to insert citations. 

Start from a Word document

  • With EndNote installed on the same computer as Word, you should see an EndNote tab in your Word menus. 
  • In the EndNote menu, select a citation style from the Style menu.  If the style you need is not listed, choose Select Another Style.
  • To insert the citation(s) into your manuscript, make sure the cursor is at the appropriate place in the document.
  • Click on Insert Citation from the EndNote menu.
  • You will have to search your EndNote library to find the citation you want to add, select it, then Insert.
  • The selected citation(s) will appear in the text, and the reference(s) will be placed at the end of the document in the format you chose. 

Start from the EndNote Library

  • Open a Word document. 
  • Select a citation style from the EndNote menu.  
  • Make sure the cursor is at the appropriate place in the Word document.
  • Open the EndNote Library and highlight the citation you want to insert.
  • Click on the Insert Citation icon (a quotation mark) .
  • The citation(s) will appear in the text, and the reference(s) will be placed at the end of the document in the format you chose.