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This guide offers instruction and information about the latest version of this popular citation manager available to the Brown community.

Cite In MS Word

Use the EndNote Cite While You Write (CWYW) Plug-in to insert references, and format citations and bibliographies automatically while you write your papers in Word.

The EndNote plug-in should be added when you install EndNote on your computer.

Note: If after installation, you do not see an EndNote Tab in Microsoft Word Ribbon or Tools Menu, Check Word Options Tab in Windows or Chooser in the Mac. 

Inserting References in your MS Word document

  1. With your MS Word document open, place the cursor in the location where the citation should appear.
  2. Select the EndNote X9 tab, then Insert Citation, then Insert Citation again from the drop-down.
    This tool searches your entire library (i.e., all reference fields for all references in all folders)
  3. Enter a search term in the FIND: box to find the reference or references to insert.
  4. Click SEARCH.
  5. Select the desired reference. To insert multiple references in one citation, click each reference while holding the Ctrl key.
  6. Click INSERT.

Alternate Methods for Inserting References

  1. Highlight the desired reference in EndNote
  2. In your MS Word document, place the cursor in the location where the citation should appear.
  3. Select the EndNote X9 tab, then Insert Citation, then Insert Selected Citation(s) from the drop-down.


  1. Highlight the reference in EndNote
  2. Drag the reference to the correct location within Word

Create Subheadings for your bibliography:

This can be done by choosing certain styles that will organize references by reference type.

Alternatively you can create your own categories for your references in the bibliography by choosing the "Categorize References" pull down that allows you to customize your groupings by various attributes.

To change your reference style:

Go to Style: then choose the desired style from the drop down menu. If your journal style does not appear, select “Select another style…” from the dropdown, and select your style from that list. If your style isn’t in that list,  see below.

Cite in MS PowerPoint (windows only)

Similar to Word you will find a toolbar installed for PowerPoint (but only for Windows -- sorry Mac users).

Works basically the same as in Word except that it does not create bibliography at the end of your presentation.