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EndNote: Create Bibliographies

This guide covers the basics of using EndNote citation management software.

Your Library

In EndNote, you will add references from a variety of places (see Entering References). When you write your paper or article, there are two ways to make a bibliography.

  1. Use Cite While You Write (CWYW) to create the bibliography (and in-text citations) as you write.

    This is best if you are using the EndNote bibliography to accompany a Word document. If you installed a desktop version of EndNote, CWYW should automatically be in Word. On EndNote Web, go to Format > Cite While You Write Plug-In for instructions. (Check the EndNote website for plugins for other programs like OpenOffice or Pages
  2. Use the File -> Export menu options if you need the bibliography as a separate file.

    This is best if you are working on an annotated bibliography, or if the bibliography needs to be a separate file for submission to a journal.
    • File > Export will bring up a "Save" menu. Here you can specify where and what kind of file to save. (.rtf, .txt, or .html)
    • You can also select your "output style." This is where you can choose a specific journal or a style such as APA; click "Select another style..." to see the full list you have installed.
    • To download more styles, go to Edit > Output Styles > Open Style Manager... In the window that opens, click "Get More on the Web" to search the full list.