What is Cite While You Write?
The Cite While You Write (CWYW) plug-in connects your EndNote Online account to MS Word. You can use CWYW to add in-text citations to your papers as you write them. As you add in-text citations with CWYW, a reference list will be automatically created in your chosen bibliographic style (Chicago, AMA, APA 7 etc.).
Download the CWYW plug-in for EndNote under the Downloads tab. There you will find links to install plug-ins for Windows and Mac computers. Note: Make sure all MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, etc.) are closed before installing the plug-in. You can download Cite While You Write on multiple computers, wherever you use Word.
Note: Cite While You Write does not work with Office 365. You will need to use a desktop version of Word.
Once you have installed Cite While You Write, open MS Word and you'll see there is now a tab for EndNote. When you click on the EndNote tab, you will be prompted to enter your EndNote email and password.
First, choose which bibliographic style you want to use by clicking on the drop-down Style menu. Here you will find a range of referencing styles available to you but if the style you want to use is not listed, click on Select Another Style to see the full list.
To insert a new citation click on the Insert Citation button in the EndNote toolbar. Make sure that your insertion point is where you would like to add the citation to your document. A new pop up box will appear that will allow you to search through your citations in EndNote using keyword, author, or title.
Select the reference you want then press Insert. Your in-text citation will appear in your document at the insertion point and the full citation will be added to the end of your document.
Selecting Your Favorite Styles
If you would like a tailored list of your most-used styles, you can choose which styles you would like to add to your Favorites list.
In EndNote Online, click on the Format tab then Bibliography. In the pop up window for Bibliography, click Select Favorites.