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RefWorks@CSULB: Using Write-N-Cite for Microsoft Word to Write and Format Your Paper

RefWorks Availability to End

Because of budgetary constraints, the RefWorks citation manager database will be discontinued as of June 30, 2018.

Install Write-N-Cite in Microsoft Word to Write and Format Your Paper

Write-N-Cite is a utility that allows users to run an abbreviated version of  RefWorks in Microsoft Word. You can access your references by folder (or sub-folder), by quick search or by all references with the ability to sort by author, title or year. With Write-N-Cite, you can cite references in a manuscript with just a click and watch your paper format instantly including in-text citations, footnotes and your bibliography. The utility installs a RefWorks tab in the MS Word ribbon or you can access it from the References tab in Microsoft Word.


To determine which is the best Add-In for Microsoft Word, please refer to this page:

Windows users can use Write-N-Cite on Word 2007 through 2016.
Macintosh users can use Write-N-Cite on Word for Mac 2008 and 2011.

NOTE: If you are using Mac AND Word 2016, your only option is to use RefWorks Citation Manager.

Working with Write-N-Cite