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

RefWorks Help



  • Scroll down to REFWORKS on the right, and click it (if it says "available").
    Chat can be used

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NOTE about Write 'n' Cite (WnC):
--Starting in April, users will no longer be able to access the WnC installer download page on RefWorks
By the end of 2024, all users should have upgraded to the RefWorks Citation Manger (RCM) add-in
Write-N-Cite and Refworks Citation Manager both let you run a simplified version of Refworks inside Microsoft Word, so that you can create a bibliography (reference list).

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  • RCM comes pre-installed, but it must be "added."

To add RCM on a PC:

  1. Open Word
  2. Go to Insert

  3. Click on "My Add-ins” (do NOT click on "Store" or "Get Add-ins!)
  4. Click on ADMIN MANAGED
    Note: If you do NOT see "Admin Managed," click on "My Add-ins," NOT "Store")
  5. Select Refworks Citation Manager
  6. Scroll down, and click ADD

To add RCM on a Mac:

  1. Insert

  2. Add-ins

  3. My Add-ins

  4. See all

  5. Click ADMIN MANAGED, and select RefWorks Citation Manager
    Note: If you do not see "Admin Managed," follow the PC instructions above


  6. Scroll down and click ADD


"Save to RefWorks" captures information to create citations in RefWorks.


Refworks for Google Docs lets you "access and cite your references while working in Google Docs."