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RefWorks Citation Manager: Write-N-Cite

What is Write-N-Cite?

Write-N-Cite (WNC) is a plugin for Microsoft Word that connects with your RefWorks account.  It allows you to create in-text citations and/or footnotes as well as a bibliography.

RefWorks released a new version of Write-N-Cite (WNC4.2) in August 2013.  The latest version has several new features:

  • Added compatibility with Word 2013
  • Fixed superscript citation problems
  • Fixed spacing issues in text

How do I install Write-N-Cite?

Note: RefWorks recommends uninstalling any previous versions of Write-N-Cite before installing the new version.  For instructions on how to uninstall, click here (information provided by University of North Carolina Health Sciences Library).

Write-N-Cite can be downloaded from within your RefWorks account.  Select Tools on the main menu, then choose Write-N-Cite

A window will open allowing you to download Write-N-Cite.  Make sure you choose the right version for your operating system

For further instructions on downloading and installing Write-N-Cite, choose from the links below:

How do I use Write-N-Cite 4?

You can view online help from RefWorks on using the newest version of Write-N-Cite (WNC4):

Are there other ways to use RefWorks to cite papers?

There are three other ways to create bibliographies & in text citations from RefWorks:

1. Use the One Line/Cite View to cite references.  You can use the "One Line/Cite View" while logged into RefWorks on your web browser.  You can access this option from the "Switch to:" menu at the top of your RefWorks library.  This method is recommended if you are having trouble using Write-N-Cite.

2. Create a Reference List.  Create a formatted bibliography from your RefWorks library on the web.

3. Use RefWorks to format your paper.  You can upload your paper with citations into RefWorks to format your paper online.  This page also explains how to add footnotes and endnotes to your paper.