When registering for your personal account:
There are two plug-ins you should install to make your citation gathering, writing, and citing references a lot more efficient. These two utilities will enable you to capture references with ease and then incorporate the citations into your Word document.
Important: . CWYW is only compatible with computers with Microsoft Word installed.
Cite While You Write embeds in MS Word - you must have Word, Outlook, and other Microsoft applications closed before you install this tool.
Windows users: don't worry about the "with Microsoft Explorer Plug-in" note attached to your download link. You don't have to use Internet Explorer.
Follow the directions provided here at the "Install EndNote Capture" link:
Depending on your operating system, the EndNote ribbon may be initially hidden from view from your Toolbars. You can find it by selecting the View menu option, then Toolbars, and EndNote.
The number one tech support question we get is the issue of EndNote not showing up in the toolbar ribbon of Word. Often, the root cause of this is that MS Word was open when you attempted the first install of the plugin in.
Step 1: As a first step to troubleshoot, make sure MS Word is closed. Then try to re-install the .exe file. When prompted with a screen to Modify, Repair, or Remove the application, select Modify.
Step 2: Check to see if the Plugins are clear or have a Red X. If there is a Red X next to the plugin, open the drop down menu and select "Entire feature will be installed on a local hard drive."
Step 3: Follow the remaining instructions to complete the installation. Then open Word to see if the EndNote menu option is available.
Now that you have created an account, and downloaded two plug-ins to help with your productivity, the next step is to gather your citations. To learn more about adding citations to your EndNote library, see the "Add Citations" section of this guide.