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EndNote. Manage Your Research

An introduction guide to using EndNote

Cite While You Write

Cite While You Write is a feature of EndNote that allows you to insert citations into your Word Documents as you write. It also automatically builds and manages your bibliography as you compose, as well as manages figures and tables.

Once EndNote is installed on your computer, Cite While You Write should automatically be installed by adding a toolbar to Word.




  • Select a citation style before you begin. To seamlessly change between styles click on Update Citations and Bibliography in the toolbar
  • Set EndNote to automatically open when you open Word by selecting Preferences from the toolbar, and then checking the Open EndNote when Starting Word box

Using Cite While You Write

Insert a Citation

  • To insert a citation into your document, position the cursor where you want to insert the citation
  • Click the Insert Citation button in top left corner of the EndNote Toolbar and use the search box to find the article by typing the authors name or a partial title
  • Highlight the article, then click the Insert button
  • Your citation will be added where you positioned your cursor, and the full reference will be added to the end of your document as part of your bibliography


Edit Citations

  • Use the Edit & Manage Citations button in the EndNote toolbar to make any changes to your citations.
  • In the pop-up window, select the citation and make the changes you require.
  • Select Edit Reference to make any changes to the reference itself