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Citation Management Tools

This guide will help you learn how to use Endnote and Zotero, two citation management tools that can help you keep your sources organized and generate citations.

Cite While You Write (CWYW)

The Cite While You Write™ Plug-In is a tool that allows you to create in-text citations, footnotes, and References/Works Cited pages in MS Word. The plug-in will produce an EndNote tab in your copy of MS Word where you will be able to access your collected references as you write to insert citations within your document. As you insert your citations, they will be automatically added to your References/Works Cited page. You can choose the citation style for each paper and change formats at any time.

If you already have Word installed on your computer, the Cite While You Write feature will automatically be installed with EndNote.

•    Within a Word document, click on the EndNote tab on the top.
•    Put your cursor where you would like to add a citation.
•    Select the appropriate citation style and click on the ‘Insert Citation’ button on upper left.


•    A dialog window will pop up.
•    Enter in a word or a phrase associated with the reference you would like to cite and click ‘Find.’
•    Click on the reference(s) to select them (Hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard to select multiple references at once), then click ‘Insert.


•     EndNote will create not only the in-text citations but also a reference list underneath them.