Cite references in Word

References saved to your EndNote library can be incorporated into a Microsoft Word document using EndNote's Cite While You Write (CWYW) function.  

When EndNote is installed on a computer, it also installs an EndNote tab on Word's ribbon. From this tab you can choose and change the reference style of your document, and insert and edit citations.  Each citation added to your document will appear in a reference list at the end of the document.


To insert citations

In Word, insert your cursor at the desired position within the text, then select the Insert Citations option from the ribbon. Enter keywords to search for the desired citation and select the Find button. Then select the desired citation from the list of citations retrieved and select Insert.

EndNote find and insert citations

EndNote reference management sotware, Clarivate Analytics, Version X9, 2018.


To edit citations

Select the desired reference to edit, then use the Edit & Manage Citations option to edit specific references, change the formatting of in-text citations, add a prefix, suffix, and/or pages to your in-text citations.  The command is also used to remove citations.   


EndNote edit citations screenshot

EndNote reference management sotware, Clarivate Analytics, Version X9, 2018.


To edit a reference list

To change the content of a reference list, you must first make the changes in the associated EndNote library. For example, if you want to change the date of a citation, edit it in your library first, then go back into the Word document and select Update Citations and Bibliography.  The changes will be reflected in the reference list.