Update on Write 'n' Cite Word plugin
Due to changes in Java's licensing, the RefWorks plugin Write 'n' Cite has been uninstalled from reader computers in the Bodleian Libraries. This took effect on Tuesday 16th April 2019 and means that Write 'n' Cite is not available to use on reader computers in the Bodleian Libraries. Please note, this does not affect personal computers; you will still be able to use the Write 'n' Cite plugin on your own device.
If you have any questions about this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 Windows and Mac 2016/2017 onwards.
Cite in Google Docs: Google Docs.
For instructions on how to install Write-N-Cite, RefWorks Citation Manager or Cite in Google Docs, see our FAQs page.
To use the new version of RefWorks, register at https://refworks.proquest.com/. This is recommended for users who are entirely new to RefWorks. We advise registering with an email address and password, rather than using your institutional credentials (Single Sign On). This is because if you wish to continue using RefWorks as alumni, you will still have access with an email address and password whilst your Single Sign On will expire upon leaving the University. You will need to register using your University email address but can change it to a personal email address in your account settings. If you have already created a RefWorks account with your Single Sign On, you can change your login to an email address. Se our FAQs for further information.
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.
Handouts and presentation slides from Referencing: RefWorks workshop
Handouts and presentation slides from Referencing: Choosing and using software workshop