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EndNote X9 for Mac

Inserting citation into Word

Method 1

  1. In Word place your cursor where you want the citation to appear
  2. Click on the Insert Citation icon on the EndNote X9 toolbar
  3. Type a keyword, author or title into the search box (to see all references type the letter 'a')
  4. Highlight the reference you want
  5. Click Insert
  6. The citation will appear in text, and be added to your bibliography (if your style has one).

Method 2

  1. In Word, position your cursor where you want the citations to appear
  2. Click  button on the EndNote X9 toolbar in Word
  3. This will take you to your EndNote library
  4. In your EndNote library select one or more references (use command ⌘ and the mouse to select multiple references)
  5. Click on the Insert Citation  button
  6. The references will appear in alphabetical order in your text and be added to the bibliography if your style has one.

  1. Place your cursor where you want the footnote number to appear
  2. Go to Insert > Footnote (from the menu bar at the top of the screen)
  3. A superscript number appears in the text and the cursor drops to the footnote number at the end of the page
  4. Insert your citation(s) using Method 1 or Method 2 as Author-date

Before you start

  • Open Word and your EndNote library
  • You can switch between the two programs using Command ⌘ + Tab, or from Word click  and from EndNote click 
  • Have your referencing style chosen same in both Word & EndNote eg. APA 6th

Watch: CWYW for Macintosh: Adding Citations to a Word Document

This is an EndNote Training production published on 6 Feb 2018.  It shows howto add citations to a Word document on Macintosh with EndNote X8.