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EndNote: Citation Management: Using Microsoft Word

Use this guide to select software, download pdfs, format bibliographies and manage citations and research,

Up to date guides from EndNote

More comprehensive and up to date EndNote information may be found on these guides from EndNote:

EndNote X9 / EndNote 20

Insert Footnotes - while writing papers

  • In EndNote - Select the style for your bibliography using the favorites menu.
  • Select references in your library. Click Preview to see the current selected style.
  • Open Word; open a new document. Begin writing. Add a footnote or EndNote in word.
  • Click on Insert a citation: EndNote > Insert Citation.
  • Select the citation(s) to insert. Use Shift to select a range of citations; or use Ctrl to select several.
  • The bibliography is created as you write in the selected style; or, select Update Citations and Bibliography.


  • Insert an IMAGE:
  • From EndNote > Insert Citation drop down, select Insert Figure...
  • Use the search window to find the reference with the image.

Using Google Docs

Cite-While-You-Write does not work directly in Google Docs. However, EndNote is compatible with any word processing program (e.g. Google Docs) that supports file saving in the rich text format (i.e. as a .rtf file).

For instructions, see this guide.