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EndNote: Formatted Bibliography

Why not CWYW?

EndNote is designed to work with Cite While You Write (CWYW), so why should you use a "formatted bibliography"?

There are a few reasons why you might not want to bother with CWYW and use a formatted bibliography instead.

  • The paper is short and only contains a few (< 10-15) references;
  • the bibliography is part of the word document, and can be edited just like normal text;
  • you are not using Microsoft Word, but have got all your references in Endnote;
  • you just can't get your head around CWYW;
  • your toolbar has disappeared and you can't get it to work, it's 4 am, and your paper is due in a few hours;
  • or, you just like to try new things.

It's a fast, easy, and almost foolproof!

How to create a Formatted Bibliography

Follow these simple steps to set up your formatted bibliography.

1. Write your essay/paper, and manually insert any in text citations (highlighted in grey below).

2. When you're finished writing, select the references you have used in your EndNote library.

3. Click on Edit, then Copy Formatted (CTRL-K).

4. Back in your essay, paste the bibliography at the end of the document.

5. Finished!

If you are going to use this, you may want to groups, setting up a Custom Group and as you use each reference, drag it into your custom group. That way, when you're finished, you can just select all the references in that group, and start the process from step 3.