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Citation Management Tools

Using bibliographic management or citation management software will help organize your research. With a few clicks of a mouse create bibliographies and save time formatting your manuscript.

Write-n-Cite: New Versions

With Write-n-Cite, writers can cite references in a manuscript with the click of a button. The utility installs a Write-N-Cite icon on your desktop as well as a choice in the "Add-in" section of Word (Windows users only).

RefWorks launched a new Write-n-Cite (WnC) version on June 23, 2021. This new version, 4.6.201 (or higher), is available on the Tools page of RefWorks. This new version will provide improved security. Please note that previous versions will still work.

All new versions are available for download.

Users who open WnC will see a message similar to the following:

Please note

  • Windows: Write-n-Cite is only compatible with Word 2016 and below (2013 & 2010)
  • Mac & Windows users of Word 2016 and above, RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM) is compatible
  • Finding the Right Writing Tool Add-on: identify the compatible add-on which matches your operating system and Word version, either Write-n-Cite (WnC) or RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM)

Alert: From the RefWorks Product Management Team

In August we announced a new Write-n-Cite (WnC) version for Windows was available, with a Mac version to follow; the new versions have important security enhancements. We are happy to update that the new version for Mac, 4.6.239 (or higher), is available on the Tools page of RefWorks and Legacy RefWorks and here.

The upgrade deadline for Mac users has been extended and is now November 30 (and not October 31).

Please note:

  • WnC for Mac is for those using Word 2008 and 2011 only
  • For users of Word 2016 and above, RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM) should be used
  • Current RCM users can disregard this notification

How can users upgrade:

When users open WnC they will be prompted to upgrade. Additionally, users will receive an in-app message in RefWorks and in legacy RefWorks announcing this new version is available. Users can download the new version from the Tools page of RefWorks and legacy RefWorks and from here.

What If a user doesn’t upgrade:

Users who do not upgrade now will be able to continue using the current WnC version, but won't have the security enhancements. However, starting November 30, older versions will no longer work. We recommend upgrading to the latest version now.

Note for WnC for Windows users:

Some users have been unable to install the latest version of WnC for Windows – 4.6.241. A new version will be available to these users soon, and they will have an upgrade deadline of November 30

Have support questions? Please contact support via this link


Using Write-n-Cite to Write and Format Your Paper

Write-n-Cite is a utility that allows users to run an abbreviated version of  RefWorks in Microsoft Word. You can access your references by folder (or subfolder), by quick search or by all references with the ability to sort by author, title or year.

With Write-n-Cite, you can cite references in a manuscript with just a click and watch your paper format instantly including in-text citations, footnotes and your bibliography. The utility installs a RefWorks or ProQuest tab in the MS Word ribbon.