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Write and Cite

EndNote automates the referencing process, enabling users to quickly and easily format citations in a broad variety of different referencing styles.

  • Basic working knowledge of EndNote makes it easier for users to use other reference management software packages, such as Mendeley and Zotero.
  • EndNote works across both the Windows and iOs operating systems and integrates seamlessly with both Microsoft Word (including Word for Mac) and Apple Pages.
  • EndNote comes with a broad range of referencing styles, such as Harvard, Oxford, Chicago, MLA, APA, Vancouver, etc. It also includes several thousand which are specific to academic journals ("house styles") from around the world, and cover a broad range of disciplines.

While EndNote is used by students and academics in countless educational and research institutions across the globe, it is also used heavily in the field of academic publishing, making automated reference management one of the essential skills of digital scholarship in the 21st century.

EndNote in your word processor

Which word processors?
The Windows version of EndNote collaborates completely with Microsoft Word 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Office 365, the MacIntosh version with Microsoft 2016, 2019, Office 365, and Apple Pages. In these word processors, you can make use of the Cite While You Write functionality which is discussed in this chapter.

Ultimately EndNote is intended to assist in writing manuscripts.
EndNote serves to make citing and referencing easier.
It also allows for easy switching from one bibliographic style (e.g. APA, MLA, Vancouver) to another.

During the installation of EndNote, the program settles in your word processor. An EndNote 20 tab will appear in Word:

When you click on it, the following command bar will appear:

When you hover the mouse over an icon in Word, text indicates what the button is for.