Skip to main content

Academic Writing with EndNote

A LibGuide to accompany the online workshop for NTU staff and students

Adding in-text Citations

Cite While You Write (CWYW) is a feature in EndNote that can make citing easy using MS Word. Please ensure that you have an EndNote X9 tab in MS Word. 

To add in-text citation:

  1. In Word, click “Go to EndNote” tab (EndNote program will auto launch)
  2. Select the reference for in-text citation
  3. Select Insert Selected Citation (in Word) 


Editing citations

Using MS Word, here are the steps to edit your citations.

  1. Place the cursor at the citation to edit
  2. Click Edit & Manage Citation(s) as show below 
  3. From the pop-up window choose the drop-down menu to:
  • Remove/Insert citation
  • Remove author’s name or year of publication for author-date citations
  • Add prefix/suffix and page numbers


Converting to plain text

Before you upload your academic paper to ‘Turnitin’ / ‘iThenticate’ or share with others, please ensure that you use the ‘Convert to Plain Text’ feature to remove EndNote field codes.

To do convert to plain text:

  1. Open the Word document
  2. Click on the EndNote tab at the top followed by clicking on the ‘Convert Citations and Bibliography’
  3. Select ‘Convert to Plain Text’
  4. EndNote will create a second copy of the document with all EndNote field coding removed.