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EndNote Online: Cite While You Write Setup

About Cite While You Write Setup

Download the Cite While You Write plug-in to your personal device and sign in to access your reference library. 

Plug-in Installation Instructions for Windows

  1. Close ALL other Microsoft Office programs especially Word, Microsoft Teams, and Outlook Email before attempting to install the Cite While You Write plug in. 
  2. Click Downloads in the menu bar at the top of the screen in EndNote Online. 
  3. Click Download Windows with Internet Explorer plug-in link to save the EndNotePlugins.exe installer to your computer. 
  4. Click the Run button, or Open depending on your browser, when prompted in the 'Download Complete' window. This will launch the installation program. 
  5. If prompted to confirm the publisher, select Run. Continue with the installation. 
  6. Default - Select default if you are accessing EndNote online through www.myendnoteweb.com or myendnoteweb.com. 
  7. Select features. Click the drop-down to and select an option to install CWYW on your hard drive. 
  8. To verify the installation of Cite While You Write, open Word and look for the Cite While You Write toolbar. 

Plug-in Installation Instructions for MAC

  1. Close ALL other Microsoft Office programs especially Word, Microsoft Teams, and Outlook Email before attempting to install the Cite While You Write plug in. 
  2. Click Downloads in the menu bar at the top of the screen in EndNote Online. 
  3. Click the Download Macintosh link to download the Cite While You Write installation disk image. 
  4. Double-click the Cite While You Write.dmg file. 
  5. Drag the EndNote Web folder to the Applications folder on your hard drive. 
  6. Double-click on the Applications folder, then the EndNote online folder, and finally the ENWeb_installer file. 
  7. Follow the instructions to complete the installation. 
  8. To verify installation, check for an EndNote tab in Word. Alternatively, some Macs show EndNote as a toolbar. 

Login to Cite While You Write

  1. Open a Word document 
  2. In top ribbon, click the EndNote tab
    • If there is no tab (Mac users), look for a toolbar or click Tools to look for the EndNote/Cite While You Write plugin.
  3. Click Preferences
  4. Select the Applications tab. 
  5. From the drop down, select Endnote Online
  6. Log in with your EndNote username and password.
  7. Close the pop up window. 
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System Requirements

Cite While You Write only works in the Microsoft Word desktop app. It will not work with Google Docs, Pages, or web-based, Office 365's Word.

Check device and software compatibility with EndNote’s System Requirements

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Information Technology Services provides the Microsoft Office desktop applications. If you have questions, call IT at 623-232-4357 or submit a ticket through the portal--MWUnet. 

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