EndNote can be used with MS Word to insert citations and to create bibliographies.
In Word, the EndNote toolbar should appear at the top of the page. If the toolbar does not appear select View > Toolbars > EndNote X8.
To insert citation in your Word document:
- Place your cursor where you want the citation to appear
- Select Search EndNote library from the EndNote toolbar
- Search for your reference (e.g., using the author's surname), hit Return
- Once the correct reference comes up click Insert
- The citation will be inserted into the text of the Word document, and a Reference list or Bibliography will be created at the end of the document.
Alternatively, highlight the reference in your EndNote library and select Insert Citation. Remember to place your cursor where you want the citation to appear in your Word document.
Video: Cite-While-You-Write (CWYW) - Adding Citations to Word 2016 for MAC users
Video produced and kindly shared by EndNote Training.
Before you can add a citation, a works cited list, or a bibliography, you must add a source to your document. A works cited list is a list of sources, usually placed at the end of a document, that you referred to (or "cited") in the document. A works cited list is different from a bibliography, which is a list of sources that you consulted when you created the document. After you add sources, you can automatically generate a works cited list or a bibliography based on that source information. Each time that you create a new source, the source information is saved on your computer. You can use the Source Manager to find and reuse any source that you have created, even sources in other documents.
Citations are parenthetical references that are placed inline with the text. Citations are different from footnotes and endnotes, which are placed at the bottom of the page or end of the document. The source information stored in the Citations tool or Source Manager can be used to create citations, a works cited list, or a bibliography. However, you cannot use the information in the Citations tool or the Source Manager to create footnotes or endnotes.
For more information about templates for various styles, such as APA style, visit the Office for Mac templates web site.