Word - Cite While You Write

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Both EndNote Desktop and EndNote Online enable you to generate lists of references, using a range of bibliographic styles, in a format that is compatible with most text processors (including Word). This is useful if, for example, you need to create an annotated bibliography.

Even more usefully, the Cite While You Write (CWYW) feature links Word to EndNote, allowing you to insert citations from your library as you write. These are then used to generate a corresponding reference list, formatted in the style of your choice.

When you insert a citation using CWYW all the information for the reference is embedded in the document; this allows Word & EndNote to regenerate and reformat the citations and reference list.

Cite while you write tabs

EndNote Online

University classroom PCs already have the EndNote CWYW plugin installed, however this may be set to work with EndNote Desktop so you will need to change the application setting and configure it to access your EndNote Online account.

Find out more about using Word with EndNote Online.

EndNote Web CWYW download links
When working on your own computer, you will need to download the (free) plugin and install it yourself and configure it to access your EndNote Web account.

EndNote Desktop

When EndNote Desktop is installed, the CWYW plugin is also installed in Word, automatically adding the EndNote CWYW tab.

Find out more about using Word with EndNote Desktop.