The RefWorks Citation Manager replaces Write-N-Cite and is available only for Word 2016 for both Windows and Macintosh and provides a more sophisticated interface for using your RefWorks library with Word 2016. The RefWorks Citation Manager functions with the legacy version of RefWorks, as well as the new version. It is not a plug-in for Microsoft Word but an application obtained from the "Store".
When working with a Word 2016 (or more recent) document that will use your RefWorks library, do the following to obtain the RefWorks Citation Manager:
Because the RefWorks Citation Manager behaves like the Google docs add-on, you can review the Google docs add-on information provided in the ProQuest RefWorks guide for more details in using the RefWorks Citation Manager app.
Write-N-Cite integrates with Microsoft Word and provides the ability to embed citations in your work as you are writing and to format your paper based on the writing style (APA, Chicago, MLA, etc.) you need. Write-N-Cite is available for both Windows and Macintosh computers, with some caveats:
For additional information, ProQuest provides specific details on Write-N-Cite system requirements for both Windows and Macintoshes.
To install Write-N-Cite, login to your RefWorks account, and do the following:
Resolving Issues With Fonts That Change When Using WNC
When using Write-N-Cite, you may notice that whenever you add references, add a bibliography using an output style, or change the output style the font for the references and bibliography change. This issue is assocated with the way MS Word functions; WNC uses the default "Normal" style setting in MS Word. To change the format of the font in MS Word follow the instructions below:
The following instructions are based on MS Word 2013 for Windows:
You may also want to view this brief video on using Write-n-Cite.
RefWorks provides an "Add-on" to enable the use of your RefWorks library in the Google Docs environment. This option is particularly valuable when collaborating to write Google Doc because you can "invite" other collaborators to use RefWorks for Google Docs. To obtain the add-on, do the following:
Use this process anytime you want to incorporate RefWorks in a Google Doc.
The RefWorks Google docs add-on works very much like the Reference Citation Manager for Word 2016. Start writing your paper. When you are ready to insert a citation, do the following:
More detailed information can be found from the ProQuest RefWorks guide.
RefWorks provides a multitude of styles (APA, Chicago, MLA, Turabian, etc.) to use for formatting papers. Most people only use one or two styles in their disciplines. RefWorks will "remember" a list of the 6 styles you have used most recently. To obtain one or more styles that you expect to use, do the following:
There may be times when you simply need to produce a bibliography -- outside of a formal paper. This is easily accomplished by doing the following: