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Citing & Writing in the Health Sciences

An introduction to EndNote Desktop for Mac and Windows and EndNote Online (free version).

Use the tabs below for ways to use your references in research and collaboration


Set up Find Full-Text in EndNote Desktop to include University of Calgary Library holdings:

  1. Choose Edit from the menu bar then select Preferences > Find Full Text
  2. Set Open URL Path to:
  3. Set Authenticate With URL: to


Share References, Groups of References, or access to your whole Library.

All sharing methods are detailed by EndNote in Collaboration: Sharing Endnote References

What is Cite-While-You-Write?

Endnote plug-in called Cite-While-You-Write (CWYW) allows you to easily insert references from your Endnote library, change your citation style and format your bibliography - all without leaving your document.

When EndNote Desktop is installed, it inserts a tab on the menu ribbon for Microsoft Word. The Cite While You Write commands allow for:

  • Inserting EndNote citations
  • Editing and formatting citations
  • Deleting EndNote citations
  • Selecting and changing reference styles
  • Editing a reference (to correct errors and missing data)
  • Automatically generating a bibliography from citations
  • Formatting a bibliography

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