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Introduction to EndNote Online

Using Cite While You Write (CWYW)

CWYW is a feature in EndNote that allows you to insert in-text citations  and references to your document. EndNote Online can work with Word. To use EndNote Online with Word you need to install the Cite While you Write toolbar. Login to your EndNote Online account, use the Downloads tab to install Cite While You Write plugin for Word.













Click EndNote tab within Word  and then Preferences.

Click on the Application tab to select EndNote online from the drop-down menu. Fill in your EndNote Online account details.

Use the features in the Citations section to insert or edit in-text citations.




Use the features in the Bibliography section to change citation style or modify the layout of your bibliography.


Add in-text citations

Cite While You Write (CWYW) is a feature in EndNote that can make citing easy using MS Word. To use CWYW, you need to have an EndNote tab in MS Word. 

To add in-text citations

  1. Position your cursor in the document where you would like to add in-text citation.
  2. Click ‘Insert Citations’ to search for a reference.

3. From the search result select the reference and click Insert to add the in-text citation.

EndNote will automatically add the in-text citation along with the reference at the bottom of the Word document page. 

Edit citation

Edit citation

Here are the steps to edit your in-text citations in your document.

  1. Place the cursor at the citation to edit
  2. Click Edit Citation(s



       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


Options to add prefix/suffix and page numbers are also available.

Add footnotes

When using a citation style that requires footnotes (e.g., Chicago or Turabian),
1. Insert Footnote under the Reference tab in Word
2. Insert citation under EndNote 20 tab in Word
3. Ensure that your citation style is a footnote style 
4. You can edit the footnote using Edit Citations.
5. Insert a page break before the list of bibliography. It should start on a fresh new page in the document.