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EndNote Web's Cite While You Write (CWYW) function allows you to create in-text citations and a bibliography in your Word document, formatted in the style of your choice. You can also create stand-alone bibliographies.
To use Cite While you Write on your own laptop/computer, you'll need to download the Cite While You Write plug-in from EndNote Web. Log into your EndNote Web account and choose the 'Downloads' tab, then download the Cite While You Write plug-in for Windows or Mac as appropriate. Once you've installed the plug-in, you should see the EndNote Web toolbar when you open Word. You can check the EndNote Web support pages for full details of which web browsers and word processing packages EndNote Web is compatible with. Mac users can also check our tips for using EndNote on a Mac.
To format your references in the Brookes Harvard style, check our guide to Using the Brookes Harvard referencing style with EndNote Web ("roaming access"). If you wish to use a different referencing style, see the section below 'What referencing styles are available in EndNote?'
Both EndNote Web and EndNote desktop are available on networked PCs. When you open up Word you should see the EndNote toolbar but it may be pointing to the desktop version (EndNote X8). To switch it to the Web version:
This will switch the EndNote toolbar to the Online (Web) version.
You can now start inserting and formatting references in your document.
If you have the desktop version of EndNote on your PC, you don't need to download the plug-in for the Web version. When you open up Word you should see the EndNote toolbar and it will default to pointing at the last version you used. To switch the toolbar from EndNote Desktop to Web:
A wide range of referencing styles are available to Brookes users on EndNote Web. These include the 'Brookes Harvard' style which matches the guidance given in Cite Them Right Online. This is the most commonly required style for Brookes, students but some courses do use other referencing styles which are also available on EndNote Web:
Chicago and MHRA styles use footnotes, so each time you wish to refer to a source in the text, you'll need to first insert a footnote in Word, then add the reference inside the footnote using EndNote:
First check that the referencing style selected is the one you require. In the EndNote Web toolbar, go to the Bibliography section and choose your style from the drop-down menu e.g. BrookesHarvard. If you can't see the Brookes Harvard style, check our tips on activating roaming access above.
In the Brookes Harvard style, the usual format of an in-text citation is author and year, for example: (Kelly, 2005). You can easily add specific page numbers or customize citations in other ways but you need to do this via the EndNote Web toolbar in Word, rather than by making manual changes:
EndNote will interpret corporate authors as though they are personal names, so they may look a little odd. To fix this, go to the item record in your EndNote Web library. In the author field, put a comma at the end of the organization's name, for example:
You can create a bibliography formatted in a specific bibliographic style, directly from your EndNote Web library. First, make sure you have selected your preferred style as a 'favourite' in EndNote Web:
To create a bibliography in this style:
1. How do I put together the separate chapters of my thesis?
2. Can EndNote Web insert citations in Google Docs?
One of the features of EndNote Web is the ability to insert citations from your EndNote Web library into a Microsoft Word document. Unfortunately Google Docs does not support this EndNote Web feature.
3. The EndNote Web citations I inserted into my Word document have disappeared after I edited the document in Google docs/on a Chrome Book. What happened and can I get them back?
If you open a Word document in Google Docs or on a Chrome Book then the document will permanently 'forget' that the citations were inserted from your EndNote Web library. This means that, although they will still be in the document, the citations have been turned into plain text and their connection to your EndNote Web library has been broken. There is no way to repair the connections between the previously inserted citations and your EndNote Web library once they been broken. If this has already happened and you want to continue inserting citations from your EndNote Web library into your Word document then the only option is to delete all the broken citations and start again.
4. Why are there two versions of BrookesHarvard style and which one should I use?
BrookesHarvard uses et al after the first author if there are four or more authors. However, some publishers or academics (especially in the sciences) may require you to give all authors in the bibliography. If your department requires this, you should use BrookesHarvardAllAuthors which will list all authors in the bibliography.