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EndNote (Desktop): 1. Adding Citations

Use this guide to get started using the desktop version of EndNote.

Simple Step-By-Step for Insert Citation

Adding a Citation with the Insert Citation Command

  1. In your Word Document, select the "EndNote" tab

  2. Place your cursor where you want to insert the reference

  3. Click on the "Insert Citation" button (the quotation mark icon)

  4. In the pop-up box, enter search terms to locate the citation - keywords, author, etc.

  5. Click the "Find" button

  6. Select the correct citation(s) from your search results

  7. Click "Insert" button to insert the citation(s) normally

    • Click the small arrow on the Insert button to view the different options for formatting the citation(s) being inserted

*NOTE: The EndNote Library you're using must also be open

Adding Citations (Windows)

There are two ways to add in-text citations to your paper with EndNote - both methods do the same thing in the end, but the one you use is up to you. The first minute and a half of this tutorial by EndNote shows you how to use the "Insert Citation" command in MS Word on a Windows computer. The remaining portion of the tutorial shows how to use the "Go to EndNote" command.

Adding Citations (Mac)

There are two ways to add in-text citations to your paper with EndNote - both methods do the same thing in the end, but the one you use is up to you. The first minute of this tutorial by EndNote shows you how to use the "Insert Citation" command in MS Word 2016 on a Mac computer. The remaining portion of the tutorial shows how to use the combination of the "Go to EndNote" and the "Insert Selected Citation(s)" commands. This requires EndNote X7.5 or later.

Simple Step-By-Step for Go to EndNote

Adding a Citation with the Go To EndNote and Insert Citation(s) Command

  1. In your Word Document, select the EndNote tab

  2. Place your cursor where you want to insert the citation

  3. Click on the "Go To EndNote" button to go to the EndNote Library that is currently open and active

  4. Select the citation(s) you want to insert (use the CTRL key to select more than one)

  5. Click on the "Insert Citation" button in the EndNote's toolbar to go back to MS Word

  6. Citation(s) will be inserted where the cursor is located

*NOTE: The EndNote Library you're using must also be open