Cite references and create bibliographies in Microsoft Word documents and Google Docs. There are a few plugins to choose from depending on which word processor you are using:
Write 'n' Cite: Word for Windows and versions of Word for Mac prior to 2016.
RefWorks Citation Manager: Word for Mac 2016/2017.
Cites in Google Docs: Google Docs.
For instructions on how to install Write-N-Cite, RefWorks Citation Manager or Cites in Google Docs, see our FAQs page.
ProQuest RefWorks allows you to share your references with individuals or your institution. You have the ability to allow exporting, printing, generating a list of references and using custom output styles
To use the new version of RefWorks, register at https://refworks.proquest.com/.This is recommended for users who are entirely new to RefWorks.
The Bodleian Libraries recommends that those using Legacy RefWorks (the previous version) delay moving to ProQuest RefWorks until you have finished working on documents where you are inserting citations from Legacy RefWorks. This is because of compatibility problems in Word documents which have already been edited in Legacy RefWorks (>find out more about migrating from Legacy RefWorks to ProQuest RefWorks).
You can export or push references to RefWorks from many online databases, library catalogues such as SOLO and from Google Scholar.
Some online databases do not have a direct export option. Where this is the case you can often save your results as "RIS" or plain text files. These can then be imported in to RefWorks.
The Import References function can also be used to pull in references from other reference managers such as Endnote, Mendeley or Zotero.
Capture with 'Save to RefWorks'
You can save references from web pages by installing the Save to RefWorks tool in your browser. To do this, open Refworks and choose Tools > Tools > Install Save to RefWorks.
Once you have installed the plug in, click on it when you want to add a web page to RefWorks.
Drag and drop PDF files
You can drag and drop PDFs into RefWorks. This does two things. Firstly, the PDF will be saved to your RefWorks account. Secondly, RefWorks will read the metadata from the PDF, extract the bibliographical details and automatically create a reference for you. Have RefWorks open in your browser and your documents window open next to it. Click and hold the PDF you want to add to RefWorks, drag it to RefWorks in your browser and a blue circle prompting you to drop your file should appear. Let go of the mouse and drop the file into RefWorks.
Choose Add > Create new reference. This will pull up a form for you to fill in.
For help with Legacy RefWorks please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshops on ProQuest RefWorks
For help with RefWorks please email email@example.com