RefWorks is cloud based so you can use it wherever you are but you can also link it to Word so that you can insert references into assignments/papers you are writing.
If you use Word 2016 or later you should use the new RefWorks Citation Manager but if you are using an older version of Word use the Write-N-Cite plugin.
If you have started writing a document with Write-N-Cite do not start using RefWorks Citation Manager. Complete the document and then start using RefWorks Citation Manger when you begin a new document.
Having trouble using RefWorks with Word? Check out our Troubleshooting tab for help with common issues.
You now have a new ribbon in Word, RCM. From this ribbon, click on the RefWorks logo.
NB If when you try to add RefWorks Citation Manager you see an error message saying Word cannot load add-ins it's because you are not signed into your Microsoft/Office 365 account.
Important note! If you notice an error with your citation once you have added it to Word (e.g the author's name is spelt incorrectly), remove the citation, make the corrections within RefWorks, and then click on Sync My Database in Word. You can then re-add the citation.
Do not edit the citations within Word as this can lead to corrupted citations.
Once you have finished writing your paper you can add the bibliography or reference list.