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RefWorks is a powerful online research management, writing and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies.
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Write-N-Cite: "cite as you type"


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 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.


What is Write-N-Cite?

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).


How do I access Write-N-Cite?

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

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.



RefWorks Write-N-Cite: different versions on different Queen’s PCs

Write-N-Cite is a great tool, allowing you to cite references in your QUB RefWorks account directly in Microsoft Word documents.

We are in the process of installing the latest version of Write-N-Cite (WnC4) on all QUB PCs and laptops. Until this process is complete, the previous version (WnC3) might still appear on some machines in the SCCs etc.

For example, in the McClay Library, all Dell computers have WnC4, but Viglen computers have WnC3, which is likely to be the case until the Viglen machines are replaced in the summer.

Before using Write-N-Cite on a QUB PC or laptop, double-check which version of Write-N-Cite is installed, because once you start using one version, you cannot switch to another.

Ultimately, we recommend that you use WnC4, if possible, to place citations in documents and create formatted bibliographies.

If you can’t access a QUB PC with WnC4, you can always install WnC4 on your own personal computer/laptop (RefWorks > Tools > Write-N-Cite > download version for Microsoft or Mac, as appropriate).

How do I know which version of Write-N-Cite is installed on the PC/laptop I’m using?

Follow these steps:

(1)  Open Microsoft Word

(2)  If a ‘RefWorks’ tab appears in the Word ribbon, then WnC4 is installed

(3)  If there is no ‘RefWorks’ tab, click the ‘Add-Ins’ tab. If ‘RefWorks Write-N-Cite’ appears under Add-Ins, then Wnc3 is installed

Updated 25th March 2013


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