Tips and tricks for using RefWorks to manage citations, create bibliographies, and share citations.

What is Write-n-cite?

Write-N-Cite allows RefWorks users to insert reference citations in a paper with the click of a button. It also helps generate a bibliography for your paper that will include only the References you actually used in the paper. Write-N-Cite is like running an abbreviated version of RefWorks in your word processor. It displays Author, Title, and Year only, with a full view option available.

Write-N-Cite can be set to Always on top so that it stays in place as you are typing your paper and generating your bibliography. The utility installs a Write-N-Cite button on your desktop as well as an Add-in to your Word toolbar (Windows users only) and a menu option in Word, under Tools for launching Write-N-Cite.

Logging in to WnC 4

Write-N-Cite 4.0 creates a tab in Word and you need to login to your account from there. JHED doesn't work at this point. Use these directions obtain a login code and login to WnC through Word.

  1. Login to your RefWorks account.
  2. Go to Tools; then Write-N-Cite.
  3. In the upper right you will see a long alphanumeric login code.
  4. Copy that code.
  5. Open up Word.
  6. Click on the RefWorks tab. Go to login.
  7. Paste that login code in the login code textbox.