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Help With ~ RefWorks: Use RefWorks with Microsoft Word

Writing Your Paper

RefWorks offers several methods to insert and format citations, footnotes, and bibliographies while writing.

  • RefWorks Citation Manager
  • Write-N-Cite
  • Google Docs Add-On
  • Quick Cite

RefWorks Citation Manager for Microsoft Word 2016

RefWorks Citation Manager is compatible with:

  • Microsoft Word for Windows 2016
  • Microsoft Word for Mac 2016
  • Microsoft Word for iPad

In development:
Browser-based Office 365 and Android compatibility
RefWorks Citation Manager works with Legacy and New RefWorks.
More help with RefWorks Citation Manager

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Quick Cite

The Quick Cite tool allows you to copy and paste pre-formatted in-text citations and bibliographies in the citation style of your choice using any word processing software, browser and computer without installing any software on your computer.

Quick Cite is good to use when you are writing a paper that doesn’t have a lot of in-text citations and won’t need many revisions. 

Note: Not recommended for APA style as it currently will not format subsequent citations properly. Use either Write-N-Cite for Word or the Google Docs add-on.

Write-N-Cite for Microsoft Word

Write-N-Cite 4 is compatible with:

  • Mac
    • Microsoft Word for Mac 2008, 2011, 2013
    • OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10 & 10.11 (Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite & El Capitan)

Note: Office 2016 for Mac users will need to download the RefWorks Citation Manager from the Office Store instead of using Write-N-Cite.

  • Windows
    • Microsoft Word 2010, 2013 and 2016
    • Windows 8 and 10

Note: Write-N-Cite for Windows works best with Word 2013 and 2016 (32 bit versions). This version will NOT work with Word 2007 or Win 7, both which are no longer supported by Microsoft. Word 2007 and/or Win 7 users should the Quick Cite feature or the Google Docs Add-on. Write-N-Cite will not work with Office 365 users using cloud-based app. Word must be installed locally.

More Info: Technical Requirements for RefWorks

Install Write-N-Cite 4 for Mac

  1. Download and install Java 6 from Apple.
  2. Follow these instructions to install Write-N-Cite 4 for Mac.

Please note: In Microsoft Word for Mac, the Write-N-Cite tool is labeled "Proquest" in the toolbar.

Install Write-N-Cite for Windows

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