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Citation Tools

Using citation managers to organize your research and references, including EndNote, Mendeley, and Zotero.

Create an Annotated Bibliography

EndNote has two options for annotations. The first, the "Annotated" style, is a custom style to EndNote which generates a citation, accompanied by the Abstract of the article. To create a traditional Annotated Bibliography, follow the following steps:

Step 1: Add annotation

Enter your annotation in the "Research Notes" field of the EndNote record.

Step 2: Add custom style (to CWYW or EndNote Toolbar)

While "Annotated" appears by default on the style drop-down menu in the CWYW toolbar, to create your personalized annotated bibliography you will need to add an additional style.

On the drop-down menu, click on Select Another Style... to bring up the complete list of installed styles.

From this menu, select APA 6th-Annotated.

'Choose a Style' menu with APA 6th-Annotated highlighted.

Step 3: Create Bibliography

To automatically create an annotated bibliography using EndNote, select the references you would like to include and go to File --> Export --> Export as "APA 6th-annotated", saving the file as a .txt, .rtf, or .htm file.

Export file window.

To generate an annotated bibliography from within Microsoft Word, use the Insert Citation(s) tool to select citations one at a time or in bulk. By default, an in-text citation will also be added during this process. To remove the in-text citation, right-click on the citation and select Edit Citations from the menu. Click on each citation, and update the citation formatting from Default to Show Only in Bibliography‚Äč.

EndNote Edit & Manage Citations window.

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