If you happen to be working with EndNote X5, X6, or X7, you’ll be able to achieve this citation format by using the “Edit & Manage Citation(s)” command. I’m including a section from our Help file which touches upon customizing individual in-text citations. The specific format you’re describing would be the display option called “Display as: Author (Year)”:
Customizing Individual Citations
There may be cases where you want individual citations to differ from the standard format. You may want to remove the year or author from a citation if either was mentioned in the context of the sentence. Or, you might want to add a page reference or comment before or after the citation.
For example, assume a formatted citation looks like this:
Hall’s discovery (Hall, 1988)
You can omit the author’s name from the citation:
Hall’s discovery (1988)
You can omit the date from the citation:
the 1988 discovery (Hall)
You can add a suffix with page number to the citation:
the discovery (Hall, 1988 p.4)
You can add a prefix to the citation:
the discovery (see Hall, 1988)
To customize a formatted citation:
Insert and format the citation.
Click on the formatted citation.
From the EndNote tab, click Edit & Manage Citations. All of the cited references in the document are listed in the left column of the dialog. An ellipses shows where a citation appears within text. The line below shows the cited references.
Highlight the citation you want to customize.
Customize as needed:
Default Format: Select this menu option to display the citation and format it as defined by the currently selected output style.
Display as: Author (Year): Select this menu option to display both the author name and the year in the highlighted citation.
Exclude Author: Select this to omit the author name from the formatted citation.
Exclude Year: Select this to omit the date from the formatted citation.
Prefix: Enter text here to print immediately before the citation text (spaces are significant).
Show Only in Bibliography: Select this option to display the selected citation only in the bibliography, not in the body of the paper.
Suffix: Enter text here to print after the citation text (spaces are significant). You can enter page numbers here if you always want them to print after the citation.
Pages: Page numbers entered here are considered entered into a “Cited Pages” field, so they can be manipulated on output just like any other EndNote field. In order to print, the Cited Pages field must be listed in the citation template and/or footnote template of your output style. This is typically used to print the page numbers within a full footnote citation. Most EndNote styles that require a special format for citations in footnotes are already configured this way. You can modify the Citation Template in your output style to include Cited Pages.
Click OK to implement the change(s) to the citation.
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