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Resources for CIE/ESL Students


  • If you would like to use an automated citation generator, EndNote Basic is the most efficient. 
  • Unlike EasyBib or Citation Machine, it does not have a cluttered interface. 
    • EndNote does not require you to wait through tedious advertisements to view your formatted reference list.
  • The following example shows what to do with citations once they have been imported into EndNote.

Step One: Set Up An EndNote Account

Go to the EndNote web site:


Register and Log in:

Step Two: Create a Group to Organize Your Citations

Once you log in, you will see your "References":


Let's put these references in a new group "COVID."

Click the tab "Organize" and select "Manage My Groups" in the drop down:

Click "Create New Group":

EndNote Confirms Your New Group:

Step Three: Move Your Citations to a Group


Select the citations you want to move to a group.

  • In this example, we will move our citations to the "COVID" group.
  • Click the "COVID" group name and click "GO."

Step Four: View Your New Group

Step Five: Make a Bibliography in MLA Format

Go to "Format" in the ribbon above your references.

  • Click "Bibliography."

Enter data in the drop down boxes that open.

  • Select the references you would like included in the bibliography. In our example, we are working with the entire "COVID" file.
  • Select "MLA" format.
  • Select either "text" or "rich text format" for the bibliography output. Both of these will open in Word or other document processing programs.
  • When you are done, click "Save," "Email," or "Preview."

This is what "Save" provides: