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EndNote Tutorial

What is EndNote?

EndNote is a bibliographic citation manager. It helps you keep track of citation information for the resources you plan to use in your papers and projects. It also creates bibliographies using the citations you’ve collected in APA, MLA, Chicago, or several other citation style formats.

EndNote Web and its Cite While You Write plug-in allow you to easily create in-text citations within Microsoft Word. At the same time, they compile a reference page for you in Word using only the sources that you’ve cited in your paper.   

EndNote Desktop is available for faculty and staff. We currently use EndNote x8. The desktop version allows you to attach files (like article PDFs) and store unlimited references (versus the 50,000 allowed in EndNote Web). Faculty and staff may email the to have EndNote Desktop installed on their campus-owned desktop or laptop.

Creating an EndNote account & installing Cite While You Write

  1. From the library homepage, click on Citation Help under Quick LinksQuick Links picture
  2. Click EndNote WebCitation Help page screenshot
  3. Click Sign up and register for an account using your email.Sign Up for EndNote
  4. If working on your personal machine, click on the Downloads tab at the top right of the page once you have registered (Cite While You Write is installed on all campus lab and library computers).Downloads Tab
  5. Install Cite While You Write by clicking on either the Download Windows or Download Macintosh link as applicable.Download Intaller Links

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