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RefWorks Citation Management Tutorial

Instruction on how to create your RefWorks account, save citations to RefWorks, and create a reference list/bibliography using RefWorks.


Write-N-Cite is a plugin for Microsoft Word that allows you to cite references from your RefWorks account in a Word document.

In order to use Write-N-Cite, you will need a copy of Microsoft Word on your PC or Mac. 

Follow these steps to set up Write-N-Cite on your computer:


2) Click on Write-N-Cite under the Tools in the gray menu at the top of the page.


3) Copy the Login Code located at the upper right of the Write-N-Cite download screen.


4) Download and install the Write-N-Cite plug-in for Windows or Mac depending on your computer.

More detailed instructions for installing the Write-N-Cite plug-in can be found at:

Installing Write-N-Cite for Windows

Installing Write-N-Cite for Mac


5) Open Microsoft Word and click on the RefWorks Tab in the ribbon menu.


6) Click on Log In and enter your unique Login Code. You do not need to enter your username & password, only the Login Code.


7) Click Log In and you will be ready to start using Write-N-Cite.

Using Write-N-Cite in Microsoft Word

The following video will walk you through the process of using Write-N-Cite to add in-text citations and a reference list/bibliography to a Word document: