EndNote Basic and Desktop support: Using Cite While You Write

This guide describes how to access and use EndNote Basic, a citation management system, and gives a brief overview of the desktop versions of EndNote

Using Cite-While-You-Write on a PC

Using EndNote Basic “Cite While You Write” on a PC

Cite While You Write enables you to find and place citations from EndNote Basic directly into a Word document. Follow the steps below to use it on a PC machine.

 

1. Log in to EndNote Basic.  Choose the "Downloads" tab in the navigation bar and you will see different download options for Cite While You Write.  Click on "Download Windows MSI" or on the "Download Windows" with Internet Explorer Plug In, depending on which browser you plan to use. Once you install CWYW, close Word and open in again.

 

2. If you don’t see the EndNote Basic toolbar when you open Microsoft Word, go up to View on the Word toolbar, then select Add-Ins and then choose Custom Toolbars. You should see a toolbar that says EndNote. Make sure it has a check next to it, and your toolbar should show up under an EndNote tab

3. To connect CWYW to your EndNote online or EndNote Web, click on the Preferences link in the EndNote toolbar

4. Go to the Applications tab and choose EndNote online or EndNote web. Enter your login information for your EndNote Basic account and then click OK. This action lets Word access the citations in your library.

5. Now, you will be prompted to login with your E-mail address and password a second time and then you can begin inserting citations.

6. To insert an in-text citation, place the cursor in the location of your Word document where the citation should go.  Click the Insert Citation(s) button (the magnifying glass) on the EndNote Basic toolbar.

7. Enter a search term from the article title or the author’s name in the search box and click Find to find the reference you want to insert. Note: the search term must be a minimum of three characters

8. Click the Insert button. Note that you have options for how you want to insert the reference that you can view by clicking on the small downward arrow on the button. For example, you can exclude the year. Your reference will be inserted into your word document, with the bibliography entry listed at the end of the page.

9. To add a page number to the in-text citation, click on the Edit Citation Pencil icon in the toolbar. In the “Pages” field, add the page you want to cite. The page number should show up in your reference. Note: Be sure to click on the Edit Reference button and change or delete the page number the next time you use the reference to avoid having the wrong page number attached to your citation.

 

 

Using Cite-While-You-Write on a Mac

Using EndNote Basic “Cite While You Write” on a Mac

1. Log in to EndNote Basic.  Choose the "Downloads" tab in the navigation bar and you will see different download options for Cite While You Write.  Click on "Download Macintosh".  Once you install CWYW, close Word and open in again.

 

2. If you don’t see the EndNote Basic toolbar when you open Microsoft Word, go up to View on the Word toolbar, then select Toolbars and then choose EndNote Web 

 

3. To connect CWYW to your EndNote online or EndNote Web, click on the Preferences link in the EndNote toolbar.

4. Go to the Applications tab and choose EndNote online or EndNote web. Enter your login information for your EndNote Basic account and then click OK. This action lets Word access the citations in your library.

 

5. To insert an in-text citation, place the cursor in the location of your Word document where the citation should go.  Click the Insert Citation(s) button (the magnifying glass) on the EndNote Basic toolbar.

6. Enter a search term from the article title or the author’s name in the search box and click Enter to find the reference you want to insert. Note: the search term must be a minimum of three characters. To insert it into the paper, click the Insert button at the bottom of the page

7. Your reference will be inserted into your word document, with the bibliography entry listed at the end of the page.

 

8. To add a page number to the in-text citation, click on the Edit Citation Pencil icon in the toolbar. In the “Pages” field, add the page you want to cite. The page number should show up in your reference. Note: Be sure to click on the Edit Reference button and change or delete the page number the next time you use the reference to avoid having the wrong page number attached to your citation.

 

 

 

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