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Find & Insert Citation(s)

While you are writing your paper, you can easily find and insert a citation. The Find operation searches all fields in all references in your library.

  1. With your Word document open, place the cursor in the location where the citation should appear.
  2. Click the Insert Citations button in the EndNote toolbar.
  3. In the dialog, enter a search term or combination of terms in the Search field. Refer to Search Tips in this topic or search operators for ways to refine your search.
  4. Click the Search button.
  5. Select the reference. To insert multiple references in one citation, click each reference while holding the Ctrl key.
  6. Click the Insert button to insert the standard citation or choose from these additional options:
  • Insert & Exclude Author
  • Insert & Exclude Year

    Cited References

The citation appears at the cursor location, formatted according to the bibliographic style specified. The reference information is also automatically added to the bibliography.

Note: If you expect to see an in-text citation but only see the reference in the bibliography, check the bibliographic style selected in Format Bibliography.

Footnotes and Endnotes

If using footnotes or endnotes, you need to first use Word to insert the note before using Find Citation(s) in Step 2.

  1. Select the References tab in Word.
  2. Click Insert Footnote or Insert Endnote.
  3. Then proceed with step 2 above.

Ways to modify a citation

Search Tips:

  • The search term must be a minimum of three characters.
  • Using a space between terms acts as an AND operator and returns references containing all of the words.
  • To search for a specific phrase, such as a title, enclose the phrase in double quotes.



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This help page last modified 02/18/2014