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EndNote at Indiana University - Bloomington

EndNote Output Styles

EndNote provides some 5000 styles for citing references.
The styles include those for individual publications and standard formats such as Chicago, APA and MLA.

To view your references in the style you need (and later to format biblographies or use Cite-While-You-Write), go to the search box in the upper right.  By default it first displays "annotated."  Use the drop down menu to Select Another Style...

A long list of styles will appear.
Select the ones you want to work with or which are required in your discipline (or by a particular journal)
You may select several, and those will remain in the style box as your "favorites".


About Styles

Output styles will take information from the fields in your EndNote reference and put its elements in the appropriate format for the style you have chosen.

Here is a sample of a book reference type when you select the  APA style:

Cutler, A. (2012). Native listening : language experience and the recognition of spoken words. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Here is a sample of the same book when you select the MLA style:

Cutler, Anne. Native Listening : Language Experience and the Recognition of Spoken Words. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2012. Print.


The bibliographic references will appear the according to the style selected in your list of works cited when you are using cite while you write.

The style you select will also determine how the intext and footnoted references look, including those which still use ibid. and the like.