Adding citations to Word
Cite While You Write
If you have a compatible version of Microsoft Word (Windows or Macintosh) installed on your computer, when you install the EndNote program Cite While You Write add-in files will be inserted into your word processing software. Check the EndNote website for Windows and MAC Word Processor compatibility.
Note: The appearance of the EndNote toolbar in Word will vary slightly between Windows and a Mac.
Inserting EndNote References
Open Word. The EndNote toolbar is available from the top menu bar in Windows. You can insert references from the EndNote library which you have already created.
- Position your cursor where you would like to put the citation e.g. at the end of a sentence. You will need to make a space before the full-stop
- Click on Go to EndNote and select a reference
- Choose 'Insert Citation' or Alt+2 from the top menu bar. The reference will now be added to Word
- Alternatively, you can search EndNote for the reference e.g. by keywod, author's lastname, research notes etc. Click find and EndNote will list matching references
- Highlight the matching reference and insert into Word.
Further assistance: EndNote and Word
- Search or browse topics from the Help menu in the EndNote program
- Endnote Online User Manual - Chapter 8, Using EndNote While Writing a Paper in Microsoft Word on Windows or Mac computers
- EndNote Video Training
EndNote toolbar missing in Word?
If the EndNote tool bar is not visible in Word 2007/2010 you can restore:
- Word 2007: Click on the Office icon and select
"Word Options" or
Word 2010: Click on the File ribbon and select "Options"
- Click on "Add-ins"
- Change the "Manage" options to "Disabled Items"
- Click Go.
- Highlight any EndNote item(s) and click "Enable"
- Click OK.
For further information check the EndNote Support FAQs for assistance.