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EndNote: Install Plug-ins

Help page for EndNote bibliographic management software

Plug-ins to Get You Started

There are a few things you need to download in order to take advantage of all of EndNote's features. 

The Cite While You Write (CWYW) Plug-In adds an EndNote tab into Microsoft Word so that you can insert citations as you write your paper. 

The Capture Reference Tool allows you to import items found on the Web. 

Downloads Screen

Log into your EndNote account and click on Downloads in the top, gray bar to view the plug-ins available. 

Download the Cite While you Write plug-in for Windows or Mac to insert references and format citations and bibliographies automatically while you write your papers in Microsoft Word. 

EndNote Plug Ins

Using Cite While You Write

Once you installed, the Cite While You Write plug-in will appear when you open Microsoft Word.  

Using Cite While you Write, you can instantly insert references and format citations and bibliographies while you write your papers in Word. 


Capture Reference for Various Browsers

Installing the Capture Reference Tool

To install on Internet Explorer, Safari, and Mozilla (but NOT Chrome) - Make sure your Bookmarks or Favorites (depending on the browser) bar is open. Click on the bookmarklet and drag it into the favorites/bookmarks bar at the top of your browser. If asked whether to install it, choose yes.

If that doesn't work, click on the following link to find the Capture Reference button: Click and hold to drag to your favorites bar. 


To install on Chrome. Search Google for: Chrome Capture Reference, and find the link to the Chrome store. 

Select Capture Endnote Reference. To install it, click on the Add to Chrome button next to it.

When asked for permission to add it, Choose Add extension


Using the Capture Reference Tool

When searching the Web, go to a page that only shows one item.

Then click on the Capture Reference bookmark, or the Endnote icon .

You will be asked to sign in to Endnote web if you are not already, and then the Capture Reference screen will come up.


Verify the information and click Save To.