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EndNote at Indiana University - Bloomington

Create a bibliography

To create a bibliography set the output style in your EndNote Library to the style you want.
If the style is not showing in the style box, go to the drop down menu and choose "select another style..."

In your library or group highlight the references you want for the bibliography or use "Edit" to select all.

Go to Edit and choose "copy formatted."

Open Word and right click to paste.

You will see your bibliography.

Works without an author will appear at the top of the bibliography and may need to be placed where they properly belong.

Cite references while writing

You can use your Endnote Library with Word to cite your references as you write your paper, article, dissertation or book

Depending on your style you may be using in-text citations or footnote references.

Open your EndNote Library and choose the style you need.

Open word.  Go to the EndNote tab at the top of the page.


Click on the tab and see the EndNote add-on:

Make sure the EndNote library style and the Word Style match

Begin typing.

When you come to the spot where you want to insert a reference, select the "insert citation" magnifying glass to find the reference you wish to cite or simply use EN: go to EndNote and look for it.

Either way, select the reference you want and choose "insert."

In an in-text citation style (APA in this case) the in-text  citation will look like this:

In contrast to President Coolidge’s celebrated taciturnity, his wife possessed an easy social manner (Ferrell, 2008).

The biliography will look like this:

Ferrell, R. H. (2008). Grace Coolidge : the people's lady in Silent Cal's White House. Lawrence, Kan.: University Press of Kansas.

Note that EndNote is building the list of works cited along with the citation.  If you want to keep the list out of the way, put a page break in before the first bibliographic reference.


For a footnote style, like Chicago 16th A

Open your EndNote Library and set the style to Chicago 16th A

Open Word, go to the EndNote add-in and make sure Chicago 16th A appears in the Style: box.

Begin Writing.  When you come to place where you need to insert a footnote, use the references tab in Word and choose "Insert Footnote."

Go to the EndNote add-in and find the reference you need, either with the "Insert citation" magnifying glass search or with the EN Go to EndNote icon.

Choose the citation and choose insert.

The reference will appear as a footnote at the bottom of the page.  A list of references will built, too.  Use a page break to send it to the end of your document.