There are many purposes for referencing the sources you use in your essays:
-- adapted from WikiBooks.
The whole point of gathering references is to make use of them in your papers and research. Cite While You Write (CWYW) is a convenient way to write your paper in MS Word and extract your references / citations as you need them, placing them as inline citations within your paper and as footnotes / endnotes. It's so easy to do!
Note: If you haven't already installed the Word plug-in, please revisit Step 2 of the Getting Started page of this Guide.
Using EndNote Web:
The reference is also added as an end note, automatically creating or adding to your paper's reference list. (You can also single-click select your citation, then click the Insert button, whose drop-down menu gives you a few formatting options). Presto!
Alternatively, from EndNote, you can select reference(s) of interest, then click Tools from EndNote's top menu and select Cite While You Write, then Insert Selected Citation(s). Equally simple!
** Setting End Note Preferences in Word: In< b>Word, click the EndNote tab, and from there, click Preferences. In the pop-up window, click the Application tab and make sure EndNote is selected there. (Alternatively, if you wish to use EndNote Web instead, select it using these same steps.)
Note that you can also export citations from your Word documents into EndNote or EndNote Web if you used the native References feature in Word to create them. There are a lot of flexible tools available on Word's EndNote tab to support your research and writing needs - feel free to explore these!