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EndNote 21 for Windows

EndNote is bibliographic management software that allows users to manage citations in personal libraries and create bibliographies in a number of available journal or writing styles. This guide will help you perform basic tasks using EndNote 21 for Window

Cite While You Write (CWYW)

Cite While You Write (CWYW) is the name of an extension within Microsoft Word that allows you to insert citations from Endnote and format bibliographies. CWYW instructions are available on the following pages of this guide:

Creating an Independent Bibliography

There may be occasions when you will want to create a stand-alone or "independent" bibliography (i.e. not tied to in-text citations in a document).

  • In Endnote, go to the Tools menu, Output Styles, and select the desired output style.
  • Select the references in your EndNote library you wish to include in the bibliography
  • Right click on the selected references (or go to the References menu), and select Copy Formatted Reference
  • Paste into your desired document or email.

Changing Your List of Bibliography Styles

  • In Endnote, go to the Tools menu, select Output Styles, then select Open Style Manager to pick from about 100 bibliography styles that came with your EndNote installation from Northwestern. 
    • Note:  If you don't see the Output Style you need in the Output Style Manager, click Get More on the Web to go to, and choose from over 7000 downloadable styles. You will need to save them to your Styles folder in Applications > EndNote.
  • Select as many styles as you would like to be placed in your shortlist of styles.
  • You can always add or remove styles later.
  • Close the Style Manager window.