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RefWorks: Write-N-Cite

Gather, organize, store and share all types of information, and instantly generate citations and bibliographies.

Write-N-Cite: cite references as you type

Write-N-Cite is a RefWorks tool that allows you to add and format references from your RefWorks database into your paper while you write.

It works with your word processor to create citations and format your bibliography in your preferred style (e.g. Harvard, Vancouver, Uniform, APA, MHRA and many more).

RefWorks Help

If you need any help with RefWorks, please email the RefWorks Support Team.

NB You should always check with your supervisor or publisher that the referencing style you are using is the correct one.  Back up your documents - especially before making significant changes (i.e. merging or changing formats).  Always carefully proofread your work - imported data can contain errors.  The RefWorks team will always try to help, but you are responsible for backing up, protecting and preserving your documents.

How do I access Write-N-Cite?

Write-N-Cite is pre-installed on PCs in various locations around Queen's, including Student Computing Areas.

To use Write-N-Cite on your own PC or laptop, you will need to download and install it. 

Download Write-N-Cite from the 'Tools' section of RefWorks:

There are different versions to choose from, depending on whether you are a Windows or a Mac user.

Once Write-N-Cite is installed, you can access it by opening up Microsoft Word and clicking the RefWorks or Proquest tab (depends on Write-N-Cite version) - click Log-in and enter your RefWorks username and password to start using Write-N-Cite:

See below for an official RefWorks video about installing, and logging into, Write-N-Cite.

Using Write-N-Cite

Write-N-Cite is reasonably straightforward to use. However, if you need help, email, or contact your Subject Librarian to arrange a training session. 

See below for an official RefWorks video on using Write-N-Cite to insert citations and creating bibliographies in Word documents.