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EndNote: Cite While You Write

Inserting Citations with CWYW

1.       Open your document in Word.

2.       Click on the EndNote tab.

 Screen shot of Endnote tab

3.       Place your cursor where you want to make a reference to a citation and click Insert Citation.

Screen shot of insert citation button 

4.       A dialogue box appears.   

5.       Search the author’s name or other word from the reference and click Find.

6.       Select the correct reference and click Insert.

 Screen shot of insert button


7.       Cite While You Write will insert the in-text reference and append the reference at the bottom of the document.   Continue through your paper, adding references.  


Screen shot of in-text reference

How to Edit or Remove a Reference

1.       Click on the reference in your paper.  It will become highlighted.

 Screen shot of highlighted reference

 2.       Click on Edit & Manages Citations in your Word EndNote Web toolbar.

 Edit and Manage Citations

3.       A dialogue box will appear.

4.       Use the Edit Reference pull-down menu to edit or remove a reference. 

5.       Click OK.

Edit References


CWYW embeds formatting with the references, so to cleanly remove any reference use the “Edit Reference” option to remove citations.

Add Pages Numbers

1.    Click on the Edit & Manage Citation icon to make changes to the in-text reference and to the list of references.

Edit and Manage Citations 

2.    Insert page numbers in the given field, as shown below. 

 add pages numbers

Citation Help!

The Citation Managers Team is here to answer your questions or provide instruction in your classroom.  Email us at


EndNote is compatible with LaTeX. See MIT's directions for Using EndNote with LaTeX and BibTeX.

Missing EndNote Tools in Word

Are you missing the EndNote tools in Microsoft Word?  Visit EndNote's FAQ for instructions on how to restore the EndNote CWYW tool bar.