Open a Word document. Click on the EndNote X8 tab in the Word ribbon. If the tab does not appear go to the Cite While You Write FAQ CWYW1.
Using Insert Citation within EndNote
Place the cursor in the word document where you want to insert the citation. Go to EndNote and highlight the reference you want to insert into your document. Click on the Insert Citation icon Your document will now show an in-text citation and a corresponding entry in the bibliography. Alternatively you can simply use the Alt 2 command.
Using Insert Citation within Word
In EndNote highlight the reference you want to insert into your document. In your word document, place the cursor where you want to insert the citation. In Word, on the word ribbon click on the drop down arrow next to Insert Citation and select Insert Selected Citation(s). Your document will show an in-text citation and a corresponding entry in the bibliography.
Using Find Citation within Word
Place the cursor in the document where you want to insert the citation. Click on the drop down arrow next to Insert Citation and select Insert Citation... or you can just click on the magnifying glass.
Type a keyword or author name in the search box and click Find. From the list of results that appear, highlight the citation you wish to insert. Click on the drop down arrow beside Insert and select your preferred option.
Your document will show an in-text citation and corresponding entry in the bibliography.
To move back to your library click on Go to EndNote in the tool bar.
If you want to make manual changes to your references or are submitting an electronic copy of a paper to a publisher, it is recommended that you convert to a plain text copy. To do this:
Your Word document contains a ‘traveling library’ of the references cited. This traveling library allows you to collaborate with other authors working on the same Word document without each author having the same EndNote library.
To export references from a Word document to an EndNote library:
Note: We recommend that you export to a new EndNote library so you can review the records before adding them to an existing library.
There is an alternate way to copy references from your Word document to an EndNote library. Open both your Word document and the EndNote library. Then, in EndNote, go to the Tools menu, then the Cite While You Write submenu, and select Import Traveling Library.
Note: When you use the Import Traveling Library commands, the exported references are renumbered and do not retain their original reference numbers.