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Cite While You Write


  • Cite While Your Write is an add-on that allows you to insert references into your paper using word processing software. It is installed automatically when you install the EndNote software on your computer.


  • Once you have typed the text after which you want to insert a reference, you will need to search for the reference in EndNote.
  • Select the search tool (magnifying glass) from the Cite While You Write Toolbar.


  • Enter your search criteria in the search box.
  • The reference that meets your criteria will appear in the results box. In the event that there is more than one reference, highlight the one you want to use by clicking on it once.
  • Once you have selected the reference you want to use, click on the button labeled "Insert".


  • The note will be added into the text in the format selected.
  • The citation will be added at the current end of the document. If you wish to make this a new page, hit the return button until a new page is created. Then go back to your text and start typing.
  • Each time you add a new reference, it will be added to the current end of the document. When you save the document, the bibliography will automatically be alphabetized.