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CSU Library EndNote guide

Combining chapters to form a single document with one reference list

Large documents such as a thesis are often written using a separate document for each section. EndNote's CWYW function will insert a reference list at the end of each document. You will ultimately want to produce a single document that incorporates all of these chapters, with a single merged list of references.

  • Create a new document and Save it, e.g. thesis_combined.docx
  • Open each chapter in-turn and from the EndNote toolbar in Microsoft Word, select Convert Citations and Bibliography > Convert to Unformatted Citations. The formatted in-text citations will be replaced with unformatted citations, eg. {Brown, 2007 #34}, and the list of references will disappear
  • Select all the text in the chapter (Ctrl+A), copying (Ctrl+C) and pasting (Ctrl+V) it into the new document in the required location
  • After pasting the text into the combined document, close each chapter without saving the changes.
  • Save the combined document
  • Open the combined master document, eg. thesis_master.doc, and from the EndNote toolbar in Microsoft Word, select Update Citations and Bibliography. EndNote will format all the references in your document and create a single list of references at the end of the thesis
  • Save the changes

Note: You may wish to take this opportunity to insert section breaks between the chapters in the combined document.