How Do I Use RefWorks With Microsoft Word?
You can use RefWorks with Word to insert citations in one of a variety of citation styles, including APA, MLA, and Chicago.
1. Download the Write-N-Cite plugin on your computer.
- From within RefWorks, click on Tools menu and choose Write-N-Cite.
- Follow the instructions to download and install the software on your computer.
2. After installation, you will notice a new option in the MS Word "Add-Ins" dropdown menu (or the "Tools" menu for older versions of MS Word), RefWorks Write-N-Cite.
3. At the point in your document where you wish to insert a citation, choose "RefWorks Write-N-Cite" from the Tools menu.
4. When prompted, log in to your RefWorks account.
5. Choose the folder the contains the citation that you need.
6. Click the Cite link in front of the reference you wish to cite.
7. Once you have added your citations (you can come back and add more later), save your Word document, but keep Word open.
8. Click on Bibliography in the Write-N-Cite window.
9. Choose the desired output style: APA, Chicago, MLA, etc.
10. Click on Create Bibliography.
11. A new Word document will be created with the same title as the original and the word Final- in front of the filename. Depending on the citation style you chose, you will find references to the citations within your document and a list of references at the end.
12. If you need to edit the paper, edit the "pre-final" version. Then complete steps 7-11 again.
If you need any help, ask a librarian.