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A Note about Citing with EndNote

When using a citation generator to create your references, it is important to proofread your citations for proper formatting. This is true for citations generated by EndNote. Remember that whatever style you use, it is important to be consistent with all aspects of formatting your paper, in-text citations, and bibliography. 

For help with a variety of formatting styles, visit

Microsoft Office Word

EndNote desktop is compatible with Word.

Once installed, EndNote desktop adds a tab for to on the ribbon of your Microsoft Word menu. This integration allows you to cite references while writing your paper. Screen capture of EndNote menu in MS Word

Google Drive

EndNote is compatible with Google Drive. The process will require additional steps.

  1. In Endnote, highlight the citation(s) you would like to insert into your Google Doc.
  2. Drag and drop the highlighted citations into the appropriate location in your Google Doc.
  3. Save your completed Google Doc as Rich Text Format (i.e. .rtf) file.
  4. From Endnote, select ToolsFormat PaperFormat Paper.  Select your unformatted .rtf file
  5. In Endnote from the "Format Paper" dialog box, select the citation "Output Style" you want for your formatted paper and then select the "Format..." button at the bottom of the box. In the "Save as..." window, choose where you would like to save the file along with a file name.  Save the file and you are done!