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EndNote Basic

EndNote Basic is a web-based program that allows you to organize your sources (articles, books, images, etc.), cite the sources while you write a paper, and prepare bibliographies.

Using Cite While You Write Word Plug-in

Select a Style

  1. Open Word and make sure you are logged into EndNote Basic
  2. Click the Format Bibliography button from the EndNote tab
  3. In the Format Bibliography popup box, select the style from the With output style drop-down menu
  4. Add a title in the Bibliography Title field, such as Works Cited, Bibliography, References, etc.
  5. Click the OK button

Insert an In-text Citation

When you add an in-text citation into the text of your document, the full source citation will be added to the Works Cited or Bibliography section of your document in the style you selected.

  1. Within the Word document, place the cursor in the location where the in-text citation should appear.
  2. Click the Find Citation(s) button in the EndNote Basic toolbar.
  3. In the Find & Insert My References dialog box, enter a search term like an author's last name
  4. Click the Search button
  5. Select the reference to be inserted
  6. Click the Insert button to insert the in-text citation

Modify an In-text Citation

  1. Highlight the in-text citation to modified
  2. Click on the Edit Citation(s) button in the EndNote Basic toolbar
  3. Select the type of modification you want to do:
    • Exclude the author - Removes the author's/authors name(s)
    • Exclude the year - Removes the publication year
    • Page(s) - Adds the page number(s)

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