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EndNote at Rowan University: EndNote and Google Docs

Guide to Using EndNote for students, faculty, and staff at Rowan University

EndNote and Google Docs

Unlike Word there isn't Cite While You Write functionality between EndNote and Google Docs.  However, you can insert unformatted citations from an EndNote library into a Google Doc, save it as RTF file and then format the document using EndNote and create a document that will include citation and references in the selected publication style.     

Inserting Unformatted Citations

Highlight the appropriate reference(s) in your EndNote library and drag and drop the reference(s) into the Google doc where the citation is needed   This will create an unformatted citations within your Google doc.    

drag and drop EndNote reference into Google doc

Once all the citations have been entered into your Google doc download the document as an RTF file.  

Save Google doc as RTF

Go to Endnote library, select Tools > Format Paper > Format Paper and select your unformatted .rtf file

EndNote, Select Tools, Format paper

 In the Format Paper box, select the Output style (e.g. JAMA, APA, etc.) and then select Format.

Select output style and to format document

Save the newly formatted file and choose where to save it.  Do not load this version back into Google Docs or the formatting will disappear.

You can now open your document in Word with the properly formatted citation and references.

Formatted RTF with EndNote citation and references