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Citing information: Create in-text citations or footnotes

Create in-text citations or footnotes

When you use a reference manager you can add references while you are writing your own papers, often by using an add-on in Word. The style you use prescribes whether you have to use footnotes or in-text citations, and also what information should be in those footnotes or in-text citations. The reference manager knows these rules and will create a bibliography based on the references you've used in your text and the style you select.

When you use RefWorks, the specific tool you can use to insert in-text citations or footnotes depends on the version of Word you are using. 

Microsoft Word 2010, 2013 or 2016 (local installations) Write-N-Cite for Word Download via Tools in your RefWorks account
Microsoft Word 2016 RefWorks Citation Manager Add via Word: Insert > Store
Microsoft Word for Mac 2008 or 2011 Write-N-Cite for Word (Mac) Download via Tools in your RefWorks account
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Microsoft Word for Mac 2016 RefWorks Citation Manager Add via Word: Insert > Store
Google Docs RefWorks for Google Docs Add via add-ons > Get add-ons

The video Writing with RefWorks (6:50) covers the tools you can use when writing a research paper and using RefWorks to supply citations and bibliographies.

Write-N-Cite

Write-N-Cite is a RefWorks tool that makes it easy to insert citations from your RefWorks database and create bibliographies in papers you are writing in Microsoft Word. With Write-N-Cite you can choose from thousands of citation styles and watch as it instantly formats your in-text citations (or footnotes) and bibliography.

You have to install Write-N-Cite on your computer (there are versions for both Windows and Mac), from Tools in your RefWorks account. Write-N-Cite appears as a RefWorks tab in Microsoft Word.

The video Legacy RefWorks Write-N-Cite 4 - The Basics: Inserting Citations & Creating Bibliographies (4:21) gives a good overview of how Write-N-Cite works.

RefWorks Citation Manager

You have to add RefWorks Citation Manager to Word via Insert. In the Store you can search for RefWorks. Unfortunately, when you have Office via the EUR, you will get the message 'Office 365 has been configured to prevent individual acquisition of Office Add-ins', so it's not possible to install and use RefWorks Citation Manager. 

RefWorks Citation Manager appears as a sidebar in Word. When you have already added RefWorks Citation Manager, you can open the sidebar by selecting Insert > My Add-ins > RefWorks Citation Manager. 

In the video Writing with RefWorks you can see how you can use RefWorks Citation Manager (0:21 - 2:39).