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EndNote for PC

A comprehensive guide to the reference management software EndNote.

Citation options

Chicago/Turabian has a two-step process for creating references:

  • Create the superscript footnote number and footnote
  • Insert citation details into the footnote and simultaneously generate the corresponding entry in the bibliography

The second step can be initiated from Word or EndNote.

Step 1: Create footnote

  • Open your Word document and EndNote, check Turabian 9th Footnote is the selected output style in EndNote
  • Return to your document, position the cursor where you wish to insert a citation (after the punctuation if this is at the end of a sentence)
  • On the Word ribbon, click References > Insert Footnote
  • A superscript number should appear where you placed the cursor
  • The cursor should now be positioned in an empty footnote that has appeared at the bottom of the page

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Step 2: Insert citation (Word option)

  • Position your cursor in an empty footnote and select the EndNote X9 tab on the Word ribbon
  • Make sure that the Style in Word is also set to Turabian 9th Footnote
  • Click Insert Citation

The Find & Insert My References dialog box will open

  • Enter identifying words from author, title or keyword fields, click Find
  • Highlight the correct reference from your search results, click Insert

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EndNote returns you to Word. The footnote will now contain citation details for the reference and a bibliography will appear at the end of the document with this citation as the first entry.

Step 2: Insert citation (EndNote option)

  • Make sure both your Word document and EndNote library are open and the style is set to Turabian 9th Footnote in both
  • Create an empty footnote in your document, position your cursor inside it
  • Open the EndNote X9 tab on the Word ribbon, select Go to EndNote

Select the reference/s to insert. To select multiple references:

  • Highlight the first reference
  • Hold down the <Ctrl> key and click on the second reference

Both references should be highlighted.

  • Click Insert Citation

EndNote returns you to Word. The footnote will now contain citation details for both references and a bibliography will appear at the end of the document listing the citations in alphabetical order.

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Insert citation into bibliography only

  • Ensure your Word document and EndNote library are open and the style is set to Turabian 9th Footnote in both
  • Open the EndNote X9 tab on the Word ribbon, select Insert Citation
  • Enter identifying words from author, title, or keyword fields, click Find
  • Highlight the correct reference from your search results, click the Insert button drop-down and select Insert in Bibliography Only