If you use Microsoft Word or Google Docs for writing papers, RefWorks provides a plugin (MS Word) / add-on (Google Docs) that allows you to quickly insert and edit citations, adding them to your bibliography as you go.
1. Click Tools on the horizontal toolbar; Click Tools again
2. Scroll down to "Cite references in your word processor"
3. Select the tab for your word processor
Microsoft Word -
Word 2016 and above. Install RefWorks directly into Microsoft Word via the Word Store.
Google Docs - can also install directly through Google by selecting Add-ons> Get Add-ons
4. Depending on your processor select the "Download & Install" OR "Get the Add-on" button Write-N-Cite and follow the instructions for installation.
Currently, STUDENTS will not be able to install the WORD plug-in on lab computers (i.e. the Library Computer Lab). Students will still be able to use the Google Docs add-on however, we recommend that. Students will also be able to install the plug-in on personal laptops and PCs.
Sorry for the inconvenience, we hope to have this issue resolved shortly.
Staff should not have an issue.
Shared folders might not be visible in WNC. It seems to work ok in the Google WNC, but not Word WNC. Please copy relevant references into a non-shared folder if you need to access through Word WNC.
You will not use Write N Cite, you need to use RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM). RCM is a plugin for Microsoft Word that lets you run a simplified version of RefWorks inside Word. RCM is a newer, more modern version of Write-N-Cite.
You can install this plugin, but currently, it looks like it is only available on the desktop version - not the web-based version.
Also, do not confuse Word's 'Reference' tab with WNC, Word does have its own in-house reference management. WNC will open in a sidebar panel in Word.