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Veterinary - EndNote X8 and X9: Cite While You Write

EndNote’s Cite While You Write feature allows you to use your EndNote references to insert citations in a Microsoft Word document while automatically creating a bibliography from the inserted citations. You can also change the format of your citations and bibliography.

'Cite While You Write' in MS Word

  • Open both your EndNote Library and your paper in Microsoft Word
  • In your Word document, make sure the 'EndNote' tab is selected at the top of the ribbon

Microsoft Word with the EndNote tab selected


  • Place cursor in location of desired citation --> click on ‘Insert Citations’ symbol  ‚Äč--> select desired citations --> select citation style from drop-down menu
  • To edit and manage any citations, click the 'Edit & Manage Citation(s)' tab , rather than deleting or editing citations within the Microsoft Word document (otherwise, discrepancies between Word and EndNote will appear)

For a full discussion of EndNote topics and tips, visit the Clarivate research guide located online: https://clarivate.libguides.com/endnote_training/users/enx9

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