Write-N-Cite 4 (WNC) and RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM)
Whichever version of RefWorks you use, you can use it simply as a database of references with the ability to create bibliographies of its content.
Alternatively, you can use RefWorks in tandem with either WNC or RCM. These link your RefWorks account with your Word document, allowing you to insert citations as you write, creating a dynamic reference list.
Depending on whether you're using a Windows machine or a Mac, and depending on which version of Word you are using, will determine which of these tools you use.
Write-N-Cite 4 is networked on campus PCs, but can also be downloaded on to your own device. See our guidance on how to do this:
RefWorks Citation Manager is compatible with Legacy* and New RefWorks using:
Windows: Word 2016
Mac: Word 2016
NOTE: a document must be finished using the same Word tool as it was started in ie if you have started a document using WNC, you must continue to use WNC to complete the document. You cannot switch between tools part way through the same document.
We were experiencing problems adding citations to documents created using RCM on campus with Word 2016. If you were experiencing problems, delete the version of RCM you had and reinstate it. A newer version has subsequently been released which should have resolved these issues.
NOTE: if you were experiencing problems, the new release of RCM may not be compatible with the document you had already created. If you're unsure, please ask your Academic Librarian.
Generally speaking, if you are experiencing problems, always try to ensure you have the most up-do-date release of Word.
We're working to rectify this. In the meantime, please edit your book references in RefWorks - this will ensure the reference is correct each time you use it. To do this, remove the duplicate entry from the Publisher field. If you're unsure how to do this, please visit one of our drop-ins.