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EndNote : Cite while you write

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Cite while you write - Inserting in-text citations into Word

These instructions show how to insert a reference from your desktop Library and the desktop version of Word (not Office 365 version of Word), please note that these instructions do not cover the online version of EndNote.    

  • On a University of Suffolk networked machine open Word from all programmes (bottom left hand corner start button). Search for Word in the search programmes box if it isn’t displayed.
  • EndNote should be visible as an add-on along the top of the tool bar in Word.
  • When you wish to insert a citation click on EndNote X9
  • You will see

A screenshot of the Microsoft Word menu ribbon with the EndNote X9 menu open.

Select the style that you would like your in-text citation to be in

  • Leave the cursor at the point where you want to insert a reference
  • Select Insert Citation,
  • Search for the item that you wish to insert
  • Select Insert

Your citation will be added, the bibliography will begin to be populated
Note that you may need to check your reference against the referencing guidelines that you are working to.