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Writing and Citing

Insert and Format Notes as You Write

You'll need to have the Cite-While-You-Write (CWYW) Plug-In installed so that the EndNote tab (in this illustration, a newer version of EndNote) shows when you open a Word document.  

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EndNote has helpful information on installation of the Cite-While-You-Write Plug-in:


There are two ways to insert citation:

1. Using the EndNote tab in your document:


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From: Clarivate. 2020. Cite while You Write: Insert Citation.  Accessed 9/14/2022 from

Watch the following how-to video from (there is no sound): EndNote 20 (Windows) Insert Citation

2. From within your EndNote Library

  • Select the citation(s) you wish to insert, and click on "Insert Selected Citation(s)
  • Or, select the citation(s) you wish to insert, and click on the quotation marks icon above the reference list.

Insert citation into document from within your EndNote Library



In Word,  you will notice that your citations and reference list are automatically formatted in whichever style is selected. To change the style, choose from the styles in the EndNote tab's style menu; click on "Select Another Style" to see an expanded menu of options.

Google Docs and Cite-While-You-Write

If you have EndNote 21, you have the option to use Cite-While-You-Write in Google Docs.  See here.

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