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RefWorks at Milner Library

RefWorks is an online research management tool designed to help researchers (at all levels) easily gather, organize, store, share, and cite sources.

Write-N-Cite

With Write-N-Cite, you connect to your RefWorks sources and insert citations directly into your document. Your bibliography or works cited will be automatically generated at the end of your document. Note: make sure you have Word completely closed (Quit in Mac) before installing Write-N-Cite.

Find additional support from RefWorks about installation troubleshooting

With Write-N-Cite, you connect to your RefWorks sources and insert citations directly into your document. Your bibliography or works cited will be automatically generated at the end of your document.

Occasionally, the RefWorks tab doesn't appear right away within Microsoft Word. Try this technique to display the tab.

1. Open Word
2. Click File > Options
3. Click Add-ins
4. Make sure COM Add-ins is selected in the drop down menu and then click the Go button


5. In the new pop-up window, check the Write-N-Cite option


6. Click the OK button
7. Click the OK button of the Options window
8. The tab should then appear -- if not, close Word and reopen.

If the tab is still not appearing, sometimes certain add-ins for Microsoft Word or other software causes a conflict with Write-N-Cite. Check the following:

  1. Do you have any other add-ins installed in Microsoft Word?
    Certain add-ins are known to conflict with Write-N-Cite 4, including Dragon NaturallySpeaking and Adobe Acrobat PDFMaker. Try disabling any third-party add-ins temporarily to see if this resolves the problem.
     
  2. Do you have any security software installed on your computer (e.g. a firewall or antivirus program)?
    Some security software may prevent WNC 4 from installing or working correctly, particularly Kaspersky. Try temporarily disabling your security software to see if this resolves the problem. If it does, add WNC 4 as an exception for your software (there should be directions in that software’s help files).
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