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Partner Students RefWorks: Linking RefWorks to Google Docs

Linking to Google Docs

As well as linking with Microsoft Word RefWorks links to Google Docs using the RefWorks add-on.

Using RefWorks with Google Docs

You can use New RefWorks with Google Docs.

  • Open your Google Docs document and click on Add ons in the menu at the top of the screen.
  • Choose Get add-ons.

The Add-ons menu in Google Docs

  • Search for RefWorks and click on the blue + Free button.

The screen showing RefWorks Citation Manager in Google Docs

  • A pop-up box will appear. Choose the Google account you want to use and choose Allow when it asks you whether you want RefWorks to make changes to your document.
  • Now when you click on Add-ons you will have ProQuest RefWorks as an option. Click on this and then click Manage citations.

ProQuest RefWorks in the Add-ons menu

  • A bar will appear on the right-hand side of your document. You can browse all your references, search for a specific reference, or choose from a folder (by clicking on the drop-down menu where it says All references).
  • To add a reference to your document hover the mouse over the reference and choose either Cite this or Edit and cite

Google Docs RefWorks Citation Manager  menu

  • Cite this will add the in-text citation and the bibliography reference to your document. The full reference will appear straight after the in-text citation the first time you add a reference so you will need to add spaces to your document to move it to the end of the document. Any references added afterwards will be added to the end of your document. 
  • Edit and cite allows you to add details such as page numbers or remove the author's surname if you need to. To change the reference style click on the cog symbol at the top right of the RefWorks bar. 

Video: Using RefWorks with Google Docs