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Citation Management Software: Writing & Citing

A guide to the commonly used citation - or reference - management software available to the U-Idaho community.

Writing & Citing

Create a Bibliography in EndNote Online

  • Log-in to EndNote Online
  • Hover over Format and click Bibliography
  • Create your bibliography
    • In the References drop-down box, select the references you want to include 
    • In the Bibliographic Style drop-down box, select the style you want to use
    • In the File Format drop-down box, select HMTL, TXT, or RTF
  • Click SaveEmail, or Preview & Print
Create a Biblopgraphy

Connect Microsoft Word to Endnote Online using Cite While You Write™

  • Close all Microsoft programs
  • Log-in to EndNote Online
  • Click Downloads
  • Navigate to the Cite While You Write™ section 
  • Click to download the Cite While You Write plugin for your computer (Windows, Windows MSI, or Macintosh)
    • You can also view the Installation Instructions and System Requirements
Download EndNote Cite While You Write


Select EndNote Online as your Cite While You Write™ Preference

  • Open Microsoft Word
  • Navigate to the EndNote 20 tab
  • Click Preferences then Application
  • In the Application drop-down box select EndNote Online
  • Enter in the email address and password associated with your EndNote Online account
  • Click Okay
EndNote Cite While You Write™ Preferences
  • Once Cite While You Write™ reloads, the tab name will be changed to EndNote
EndNote Tab Cite While You Write™

Insert Citations

  • Navigate to the EndNote tab and the Citations section
EndNote Tab
  • Click Insert Citations
  • Enter search terms related to the reference you want to insert, such as the author's name, the source title, etc.
  • Click the appropriate reference
  • Then click Insert
EndNote Insert Citations
  • An in-text citation and reference entry will be added to your document in the style originally selected
EndNote Reference Example


Change Citation Style for all References in a Document

  • Navigate to the EndNote tab and the Bibliography section
  • Click in the Style drop-down box and click Select Another Style
  • Scroll to and select the style you want to use, and click Okay
Change EndNote Style
  • The references in your document now reflect the style you selected
EndNote Reference Example