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Insert Citations

There are two methods for inserting a citation:

Method 1

  1. Select the Insert Citation icon on the EndNote tab in Word. This opens the Find & Insert My References dialog.
  2. Enter the search terms (this could be a title, author, or keyword) and select Find. 
  3. Once you have located and selected the reference(s) you wish to insert, click on Insert or use one of the drop-down menu options below the Insert button.

Tip: Microsoft Word inserts citations and the bibliography inside a field of your document. These usually display on your screen with a grey background (which does not appear on a printed document). It is not possible to make lasting typographic changes inside a field, as the contents of these fields is controlled by the EndNote program. Changes relating to your citations should therefore always be made within the reference in your EndNote library, and your document subsequently updated.

We add the first reference at the end of the third sentence in the text.
We place the cursor before the full stop and after a space. We search this reference in EndNote via this button in Word: 

Click on the upper part of this button and a screen appears with which we can search inside the EndNote library.
We want to add a reference from Moed en Van Leeuwen from 1995 and that is why we search for Moed.
You see the results in the screen below. 

You find two references in which Moed is mentioned. We need number two.
Click on that reference and click on Insert at the bottom of the search screen.
Now the reference is added to the document.
It looks like this:

Journal impact factors vary from year to year. Therefore it is more reliable to use impact factors of several years instead if just one year. Research has shown that review articles receive more citations than research articles (Moed & Van Leeuwen, 1995). Journals with many review articles can therefore more easily get a high impact factor than journals with many research articles.

Recently a discussion has started about the use of impact factors in research evaluation because the Internet has led to new forms of publication.


Moed, H. F., & Van Leeuwen, T. N. (1995). Improving the accuracy of Institute for Scientific Information's journal impact factors. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 46(6), 461-467.<461::AID-ASI5>3.0.CO;2-G

(For Method 2, click on the next tab 'Insert Selected Citations')