If you're using Word, RefWorks has a choice of add-ins: Write-N-Cite (WNC) and RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM). These add-ins link your Word document to your RefWorks account 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.

Further information can be found below, and in our WNC & RCM Guide which also describes how to istall WNC on your own device.

Write-N-Cite 4.5 (WNC)   

Write-N-Cite 4 is networked on campus PCs, but can also be downloaded on to your own device. ‌

Write-N-Cite is compatible with Legacy and New RefWorks using:

(Mac users using Word 2016 can only use RCM)
 

Logging on to WNC

Once downloaded, open word - you should now see a RefWorks tab in the far right of your horizonal Word menu. Log in: 
 
Whether using Legacy or New RefWorks, WNC works in exactly the same way.
 

Inserting a citation:

Creating a bibliography:

Further instruction on using WNC are available for: Legacy users; and for New RefWorks users.
   
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.
 

RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM)  

RefWorks Citation Manager is compatible with Legacy* and New RefWorks using:

Installing RCM

RefWorks Citation Manager is a free Word add-in available from the Word Store.  To install:

Logging on to RCM

Once downloaded, go to Insert / My Add-ins / RCM, and login:

  • New RefWorks - login with your Abertay email address, and chosen password. 
  • *Legacy - contact your Academic Librarian for a separate username and password. Although possible to use RCM with Legacy RefWorks, this is only recommended if you are a Mac user with Word 2016.
  • Your RCM tab will appear down the right hand side of your document

Inserting a citation/bibliography:

  • Place your curser where you would like to insert your citation
  • Select your reference from your folder
  • Edit your citation if required eg if you wish to add page numbers, by selecting Preview and Edit
  • Otherwise, select Quick Cite
  • Your citation is added, and your reference list added in alphabetical order to the end of your document
  • Go to Menu to Change citation style, eg Cite Them Right Harvard 
 
NOTE: a document must be finished using the same Word tool as it was started in ie if you have started a document using RCM, you must continue to use RCM to complete the document. You cannot switch between tools part way through the same document.
 

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)  

RCM (RefWorks Citation Manager) - word misbehaving

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.

Why is the place of publication being duplicated in book references?

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.

Which one should I use - WNC or RCM?

RCM will eventually replace WNC, so at some point you may have to change. For now, based on our experience of these systems so far:

  • Mac users with Word 2016 - use RCM. WNC will not work.
  • All other users - use WNC. 
  • Finish your document using the tool it was started with - you may not be able to switch part way through.

Whilst RCM is compatible with Windows (Word 2016) various problems have been reported, hence our recommendation to use WNC until the RCM is further developed.