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RefWorks: Creating Bibliographies & In text citations - using RCM & Write-N-Cite

New/ProQuest RefWorks is a web-based online research management, writing and collaboration tool. It is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies

Write-N-Cite: Insert references into Word documents

Write-N-Cite is a small add-on that you can download in order to run an abbreviated version of RefWorks in Microsoft Word and cite references and create bibliographies with the click of a button.

To access Write-N-Cite (from on- or off-campus locations):

  1. Download and install Write-N-Cite on your computer (if you haven't done so already): Under Tools on your RefWorks account, click Write-N-Cite. Select Write-N-Cite for Word (32 bit) and install.
  2. Open the Word document you want to work with, and look for the Write-N-Cite icon on the "Add-ins" tab:
  3. A RefWorks login screen will appear. Log in with your RefWorks login name and password.
  4. A Write-N-Cite window will open (it helps to check the "always on top" option in Write-N-Cite, and to resize the box to stay in the lower third of your screen).

To work with Write-N-Cite:

  1. Place your cursor where you would like to add your citation.  In the Write-N-Cite window, locate the reference you would like to cite and click on the Cite link next to it
  2. Back in Word, you should see a "placeholder citation" that looks something like this : {{1 Citation 2011}}.
  3. Continue writing and adding citations.
  4. When you are ready to produce a finished document, click on the "Bibliography" menu in Write-N-Cite. Choose the style (APA, MLA, etc) you would like your citations to appear in, and click "Create Bibliography."

Tips: You can add page numbers or other additional information to citations by using the "Edit Citation" link in Write-N-Cite

          Always proofread the bibliography!  No citation software is perfect.


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