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Microsoft Word and EndNote

Citing with footnotes

Some referencing styles, such as MHRA, use footnotes.

This is how you insert a footnote at the bottom of the page:

  1. Open your document in Word and enter some text. Leave the cursor where you would like your footnote to appear.
  2. Go to the References tab (not the EndNote tab) at the top of the screen and select "Insert Footnote".
  3. Click in the footnote at the bottom of the page and leave the cursor there.
  4. Click the EndNote tab at the top of the screen.
  5. Select "Go to EndNote" to switch to the EndNote library you have open.
  6. Select the reference you want (hold “Ctrl” or “Cmd” while clicking if you want to select more than one reference).
  7. Click the Insert Citation button (which looks like quotation marks), or go to Tools — Cite While You Write — Insert Selected Citation(s).
  8. The citation will appear in the footnote in your Word document, and a corresponding reference will be added to the bibliography at the end of the document.

To add page numbers to a citation in a footnoted style:

  1. Highlight the citation in your document.
  2. In the EndNote tab in Word, click “Edit and Manage Citation(s)”.
  3. Select the correct citation from the list.
  4. In the “Pages” box, enter the page number, not including any punctuation or spacing.
  5. Click “OK”.