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University of Connecticut RefWorks Support

Installing & Using Write-N-Cite

With the Write-N-Cite plugin from RefWorks you can cite sources while your are typing your paper. Once you have created a RefWorks account be sure to download the Write-N-Cite plugin which is accessible within RefWorks. Outlined below are steps for installing and using Write-N-Cite.

How to Locate the RefWorks Group Code

If you should need the RefWorks Group Code you will need to login to your RefWorks account. From the RefWorks login screen click Forgot your log-in?, enter your UConn email address and an email which includes your login information and the University of Connecticut Group Code will be provided. The RefWorks Group Code is required to log into Write-N-Cite from Microsoft Word. You can also obtain the group code from the following page:http://faq.lib.uconn.edu/questions/1293

Installing Write-N-Cite (Windows):

  • After you have logged-in to your RefWorks account, from the menu bar select 'Tools' and then 'Write-N-Cite'.
  • If you are using Microsoft Office XP, 2003 or 2007 download 'Write-N-Cite III for Windows' and save the file to your desktop.
  • From your computer's desktop double-click on 'wnc3inst.exe' to begin the installation process.
  • From the Write-N-Cite Installation program window select 'Next' then choose your installation location then select 'Next'.
  • Select 'Install Write-N-Cite for all users of this computer' from the Installation Options portion of the installation.
  • Click 'Next' to begin installing and once completed click 'Finish'.
  • When prompted to start Write-N-Cite select 'Yes' and an icon will be added to your desktop.
  • Open Microsoft Word to verify that the Write-N-Cite add-in/extension was successfully installed.
 
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Installing Write-N-Cite (Mac):

  • After you have logged-in to your RefWorks account, from the menu bar select 'Tools' and then 'Write-N-Cite'.
  • Scroll to the Mac Users section of the Write-N-Cite page and select 'click here to download Write-N-Cite v.2.5 for Mac' and save the file to your desktop.
  • From your computer's desktop double-click on 'macwncinstall.dmg' to begin the installation process.
  • From the Write-N-Cite Installation window drag the 'Write-N-Cite 2.5' icon to the applications folder on your computer.
  • Open Write-N-Cite 2.5 to verify that the Write-N-Cite add-in/extension was successfully installed.
 
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Using Write-N-Cite within Microsoft Word 2007 (Windows):

  • After you have installed the Write-N-Cite add-in from within Microsoft Word 2007 select the 'Add-Ins' tab.
  • From the 'Add-Ins' tab select 'Write-N-Cite' and login to your RefWorks account when prompted.
  • Minimize the RefWorks Write-N-Cite window and begin writing your paper. When you wish to cite a source select 'Write-N-Cite' from the Add-Ins tab to bring the Write-N-Cite window back.
  • Select the appropriate citation and then click 'Cite'. Minimize the Write-N-Cite window and your citation will be added to your document in the following format {{326 Belson,Ken 2008}}.
  • Be sure not to add any additional information within the {{ }} and when the document is complete you will then select the appropriate citation style.
  • IMPORTANT: Once you have completed writing your paper save this file. If you should need to make future edits/changes this is the version you will want to edit.
  • Once you have saved your document, select 'Write-N-Cite' from the Add-Ins tab and select 'Bibliography'.
  • From the Bibliography window select the appropriate output style and click 'Create Bibliography'.
  • Your paper and bibliography will now be updated in the appropriate output style.
  • IMPORTANT: Save the final document as a DIFFERENT name than the previous version (ex. My Document Final). If you should need to edit your paper be sure to work with the original version which includes the {{ }} citations and then regenerate the bibliography.
  • Always double-check each citation to ensure they are in proper format based upon your citation style.
 
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Using Write-N-Cite within Microsoft Word 2003 (Windows):

  • After you have installed the Write-N-Cite add-in from within Microsoft Word 2003 select 'View' then 'Toolbars' then 'Write-N-Cite'. This will add the Write-N-Cite toolbar to the top of your screen.
  • From the Write-N-Cite toolbar select 'Write-N-Cite' and login to your RefWorks account when prompted.
  • Minimize the RefWorks Write-N-Cite window and begin writing your paper. When you wish to cite a source select 'Write-N-Cite' from the toolbar to bring the Write-N-Cite window back.
  • Select the appropriate citation and then click 'Cite'. Minimize the Write-N-Cite window and your citation will be added to your document in the following format {{326 Belson,Ken 2008}}.
  • Be sure not to add any additional information within the {{ }} and when the document is complete you will then select the appropriate citation style.
  • IMPORTANT: Once you have completed writing your paper save this file. If you should need to make future edits/changes this is the version you will want to edit.
  • Once you have saved your document, select 'Write-N-Cite' from the toolbar and select 'Bibliography'.
  • From the Bibliography window select the appropriate output style and click 'Create Bibliography'.
  • Your paper and bibliography will now be updated in the appropriate output style.
  • IMPORTANT: Save the final document as a DIFFERENT name than the previous version (ex. My Document Final). If you should need to edit your paper be sure to work with the original version which includes the {{ }} citations and then regenerate the bibliography.
  • Always double-check each citation to ensure they are in proper format based upon your citation style.
 
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Using Write-n-Cite for the Mac

Coming soon!