The Cite While You Write (CWYW) function allows you to insert references from your EndNote library into your Microsoft Word document, and instantly format the citations and bibliography in your chosen referencing style. Click on the EndNote tab in Word to access the EndNote toolbar.
Use the drop down arrow in the Style box to choose the style you are using in your EndNote library.
To return to your EndNote library, click on Go to EndNote in the toolbar.
While EndNote will display references in your selected referencing style (APA, Chicago, Vancouver etc.), you need to be familiar with that style so you are able to correct any mistakes or inconsistencies in your references. EndNote is not able to recognise incorrect or missing data required for your style. For more information see the Referencing guides.
To insert citations into your Word document:
You can also find and insert citations from the EndNote toolbar in Word. To do this:
Find out how to insert EndNote citations into your Word documents in this 90 second video.
Changes to in-text citations should be made using the Edit & Manage Citation(s) function in the EndNote toolbar. If you need to alter reference list entries, this should be done in your EndNote library.
To edit in-text citations:
To remove a citation from your document:
Watch this video to find out how to change the presentation of your in-text citations, as well as add page numbers and other information.
Watch this video to learn how to display abbreviated organisation names correctly in the APA 6th referencing style.
You can make changes to the layout of your reference list in Word, such as adding a heading, changing the font size and style or changing the line spacing.
To do this:
It is recommended that you convert your finalised document to plain text before submitting for assessment or publication. Converting to plain text creates a second copy of the document which isn't linked to your EndNote library. This also allows you to make manual changes to your references.
To convert your Word document to plain text:
Converting to plain text is a good way to protect your finished assignment or article from corruption. Learn how to do this in less than 90 seconds.
You may find that the CWYW toolbar does not appear in Word. This may happen when you first install EndNote or when you perform software updates in either program. Sometimes, the installation of other programs, such as Mendeley or Zotero, may also cause your toolbar to disappear.
If this happens, you will need to search for a solution. The EndNote support website includes comprehensive, searchable FAQs so try searching for your specific problem via their database:
If you cannot locate an answer via the EndNote support page, a Google search can be effective in locating instructions to rectify your problem.
When searching, make sure you include information specific to your computer including the operating system (Windows or Mac), the desktop operating system (High Sierra, Windows 10 etc.) and the version of Word you are using. The specifics of your computer setup may effect the way EndNote interacts with Word.