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Use this guide to assist you in learning how to create and utilize your RefWorks account.

RefWorks Add-On for Word

Installing Write-N-Cite for Microsoft Word

Working with Write-N-Cite for Microsoft Word

*Write-N-Cite does not work on Macs using 2016 Word!

1. Click the Style drop down. You will see a list of RefWorks' recent styles. Click on the style name.

2.  Click the Insert Citation and Insert New option to launch the insert/edit citation box. 

3. Once the Insert/Edit Citation box displays, you can access your items by Collection or by searching.  

4.  Click on the item you wish to insert into your paper.  You will see a preview of the formatted citation in your current Output Style.

5. To insert a footnote instead, click the Make Footnote checkbox in the Edit References area.  Once you make a footnote and finish editing the citation, you will not be able to undo this action.  However, you can always add a new in-text citation.

6. You can insert your bibliography anywhere in your paper while you are writing.  Click Bibliography Options, Insert Bibliography.  Note: the bibliography will be inserted wherever the cursor is in your paper. 

RefWorks Add-On for Google Docs

Installing the Google Docs Add-on for RefWorks

  1. Open a blank document and select “Add-ons”, “Get Add-ons” and search for “ProQuest RefWorks”.  Once you find it, just click on the “free” button to add it.

Working with the ProQuest RefWorks Add-on for Google Docs

  1. Start writing and when you are ready to insert your first citation, select “Add-ons”, “ProQuest RefWorks”, “Manage Citations”. 

  1. If this is your first time using the RefWorks add-on, you’ll be asked to log in to your RefWorks account.  


3. If you want to work with a RefWorks collection of references, just click on “All references” to see your list of collections.  Choose the collection with the references you need for your paper.  You can also use the “search” option to search for specific references.  The search options searches all fields.

  1. You can start writing your paper and when you are ready to cite a reference in RefWorks, click on the citation and click the “cite this” button.  The in-text citation will be inserted (using the last output style you used in RefWorks).

  1. There is also a citation editing option.  Click “Edit and Cite” to add page numbers, hide the author name, or hide the publication year in your in-text citation (dependent upon the output style you are using).   You will also see a preview of the in-text citation and your bibliography entry.

Continue to add citations and watch your bibliography update right in front of you. 

7. You can also add footnotes (make sure your output style supports them!):