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How do I use EndNote : For Mac

A pictorial guide on basic features and functions of EndNote X7

Tech Tip


You can use an EndNote library for multiple Word Documents.

However, refrain using multiple libraries on a single Word Document to avoid linking problems.


When you send your word document to other people, we cannot assume that they have or use EndNote software. Therefore, it is a good practice to convert all the citations to plain text before sending it to other people:
Remove Field Codes > Save the Document

Inserting citation(s)

There are a couple of ways to insert citations into your text:

Method 1
Find and insert citation(s) to the document (from Word)
(in Word) Position cursor > Find Citation(s) > Search > Highlight reference(s) > Insert

Method 2
Find and insert citation(s) to the document (from EndNote)
(in Word) Position cursor
(in EndNote) Highlight reference(s) > Click Insert Citation button 

Editing Citations

How to edit or remove in-text citation?
(in MS Word) Highlight citation > Edit & Manage Citations

How to change the style of references?
(in MS Word) Format Bibliography > Pull down the Output Style Menu

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