Cite While You Write

Cite While You Write

Cite While You Write permits users to insert footnotes, endnotes, and bibliographic references into their papers as they write. This feature is only compatible with Microsoft Word; if you are using another program to write your thesis or dissertation, you will need to put citations in by palm, and export your citations from EndnoteWeb to a bibliography.

To see what this looks like in activity, check out these movies from other academic Libraries:

The Cite While You Write feature in Endnote Web requires that users install a plug-in for Word. Before installing, check the program’s system requirements here. If your computer does not meet these requirements, the Cite While You Write feature will not function. It may also cause conflicts with other programs on your computer.

If your computer meets the system requirements, you may install the Cite While You Write feature by following these instructions for Windows users:

Install MyEndnoteWeb Cite While You Write Plug-In for Windows

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Microsoft Word must be closed during installation of Cite While You Write.

  1. Making sure you are logged into the EndNote Web site in a Web browser, click the Download Installers link at the bottom of any page.
  2. In the left forearm column under Cite while you Write, choose Download Windows.
  3. Make sure Internet Explorer and Microsoft Word are closed.
  4. Run the EndNoteWeb installer. Click Next on the very first page of the installer.
  5. Inject your name and Drew University on the Registration page. Click Next.
  6. Choose the Default server. Click Next again.
  7. Keep clicking next through to “Ready to Install”.
  8. When the installation is finished, click the “Finish” button.

Click on the EndNote tab.

  • Come in your email address and password in the box that pops up. Click “OK”.
  • If you save your document, you will not be prompted for your login information again in that document. You will, however, have to log in again for a fresh document.
  • If the EndNote toolbar or menu doesn’t emerge in Word, you’ll need to activate it, by going to the Commence button in Word (in the upper left) and clicking on “Word Options” at the bottom. Click on “Add-Ins” in the left-hand menu, and then at the bottom next to “Manage:” select “Word Add-ins” from the drop-down menu. Click on Go. Now check “EndNote Cwyw.dotm” on the list and click on OK. Now close and re-open Word.

    Install MyEndnoteWeb Cite While You Write Plug-In for Macintosh

    Microsoft Word must be closed before you install Cite While You Write.

  • In the left palm column under Cite while you Write, choose either Download Windows or Download Macintosh .
  • Make sure all applications are closed.
  • Double-click the Cite While You Write.dmg file that was downloaded.
  • Haul the EndNote Web folder to the Applications folder on your hard drive.
  • Double-click on the Applications folder, then the EndNote online folder, and eventually the CWYW_installer file.
  • Go after the instructions to finish the installation.
  • Go to the “Instruments” menu, point your mouse over “EndNote X7” and select “Cite While You Write Preferences. “.

  • On the Cite While You Write Preferences window, click on the “Application ” tab.
  • Select “EndNote Web” or “EndNote online”. Come in your registered E-mail address and password for EndNote online. Check to reminisce the e-mail address and password.
  • Click “OK “.
  • Restart Word and to use the Cite While You Write directions.
  • How to Use the Cite While You Write Feature

    Tho’ EndNote Web instructions say you must use Internet Explorer, the CiteWhileYouWrite plugin emerges to work with Firefox. EndNote can be used to cite and format references in a manuscript. EndNote installs a tab in the Word toolbar. The ribbon has three sections: Citations, Bibliography, and Export Instruments.

  • Open Microsoft Word and open your document or begin a fresh document.
  • Click on the EndnoteWeb tab.
  • Select the citation format to use in the EndnoteWeb toolbar.
  • If you do not see your desired format in the list, choose “Select Another Style. ” from the top of the dropdown menu. Look for the citation format in the dialog box that opens.
  • Click on Go To Endnote or Go To EndNote Online to be sure you are logged in to Endnote web.
  • When you want to insert a fresh citation in your document, click on Find Citations in the EndNoteWeb tab/menu
  • Note: if you are adding a footnote or endnote, go into the References tab and choose “add footnote” or “add endnote” to create the note very first!
  • Type in a keyword to find the item(s) you wish to cite and click Find. (Note: you can’t search by the group name; search by citation keyword instead.)
  • Select the item citation(s) and click Insert. The in-text reference will inserted where your cursor was in the text, and the utter citation will be inserted into its alphabetical position in the list at the end of the text.
  • To add page numbers to a particular in-text reference/footnote:
  • Right-click (or, on a Mac, click) on the in-text reference and choose “Edit Citation”
  • You may have to choose “More” in the Edit Citation menu, and select Edit Citation again in the window.
  • There will be a field for the page number(s).
  • Citation Dropdown Contraptions:

    • Find Citation(s): Opens a window where you can search for the reference of interest, and insert it into the manuscript
    • Insert Note: Permits adding a note to the document
    • Insert Selected Citation(s): Inserts selected references as a makeshift citation at the location of the cursor in the Word document
    • Find Figure(s): Permits injection of a figure included in an EndNote library

    Go to EndNote: Launches EndNote or, if EndNote is already open, brings EndNote to the front of the desktop so that one or more references can be highlighted

    Edit & Manage Citations: Permits editing of references, such as removing author name or year, or adding page numbers

    Edit Library Reference(s): Permits editing of EndNote references from within Word (such as hiding the author name or adding page numbers); see the EndNote Getting Began Guide or the Help feature within EndNote for details.

    Bibliography Implements:

    Update Citations and Bibliography: Automatically updates the Word document with switches made to citations in EndNote.
    Convert Citations & Bibliography Dropdown Devices:

  • Convert to Unformated Citations temporarily unformats a citation before editing it or unformats the entire manuscript
  • Convert to Plain Text liquidates EndNote field codes from from a manuscript before sharing it. Caution: this is permanent! Apply to a copy of the document only!
  • Convert Reference manager citations to EndNote switches Reference Manager entries to EndNote citation
  • Convert Word 2007 Citations to EndNote reformats citations created using Word’s formatting!
  • Configure Bibliography: Accessible by clicking on the petite arrow in the Bibliography s ection of the Word EndNote Toolbar . Formats or reformats the references according to the selected output style. Also permits editing of font and line spacing (Layout tab) The formatting process substitutes the improvised citations with formatted citations and builds a formatted reference list at the end of the manuscript.

    Export to EndNote Drop-down devices:

  • Export Traveling Library: Creates an independent library from the references cited in a paper (The reference data saved with each citation includes all fields except Notes, Abstract, and Figure).
  • Export Word Citations: Creates a library from the citations in a paper that were created using the formatting feature in Word (found under the References tab) to export into an existing or a fresh EndNote library [See Manage Sources under the References tab]
  • Export Word Master List: Creates a library from the Word Master List of references to export into an existing or a fresh EndNote library [SeeManage Sources under the References tab]
  • Preferences: Set preferences for the Cite While You Write (CWYW) feature, including turning off instant formatting, keyboard shortcuts, and switch to EndNote Web CWYW
  • EndNote Help: Help topics related to Cite While You Write
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