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EndNote Basics for Information Science Students: Using Word and EndNote

Last Updated: Jan 12, 2021 4:17 PM

Adding a Citation in Word

Insert a reference in a few simple steps.

  • Check the style to see if the in-text citation should appear before or after the period.
  • The reference will be inserted where the cursor is in your document, so position your cursor where you want to insert a citation.
  • Go to your EndNote tab in Word.
  • Click the icon with the quotes and the magnifying glass.
  • Perform a search to locate the references you want to insert.
  • Select them.
  • Click insert.

Adding a Citation from EndNote

You can also insert a citation from EndNote.

  • Make sure your cursor is positioned in your document.
  • Go to EndNote.
  • Select the reference(s) you want to insert.
  • Click the icon with the quotes. If you hover over it, it will read Insert Citation.

Selecting a Style

Reformatting your EndNote bibliography to another citation style (i.e., APA, Chicago) is easy. To do this:

  • Go to your EndNote tab in Word.
  • Select a new style using the drop down menu at the top of the screen.
  • References are reformatted to the new chosen style.
  • Every time you change the style this way, your document will be updated for you.

There are thousands of styles available. Download more from EndNote's website.