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 (6:28) covers the tools you can use when writing a research paper and using RefWorks to supply citations and bibliographies.
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.
You have to add RefWorks Citation Manager to Word via Insert. In the Store you can search for RefWorks. 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.
The video RefWorks Citation Manager for Word 2016 (3:12) gives an overview of how RefWork Citation Manager works.