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NEW RefWorks

Staff and Students now have the option to use NEW RefWorks which has a more modern look and feel and enhanced functionality e.g. import PDFs

Close the RCM Project Window

RCM Projects are created when you wish to group a number of folders or large numbers of references and keep them separate or you wish to share them with colleagues. For most student work this is not necessary but researchers working on a systematic review may find it useful.

To close the Projects window and use RCM normally just click the Update button.

Footnote Citation Styles (e.g. Chicago)

To change the style select the action menu 

Select Change Citation Style and choose the style you want e.g. Chicago 16th (Notes & Bibliography).

IMPORTANT: Select 'Format for footnotes' to ensure the style does not revert to author-date in your note.

Position your cursor where you wish to insert a footnote and on the Word ribbon, click References and select Insert Footnote.

Word will add a superscript number in your text and will take you to the footnote section at the bottom of the page.

Find the reference in the RCM window and click Cite This (or if you wish to add a page number use Edit This).

Switch on the Bibliography

The bibliography is switched off by default to save processing time.

To switch on the bibliography, select the Action menu   and click the Bibliography slider.

RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM)

RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM) is an 'add-in' tool for Microsoft Word which enables you to cite references from RefWorks directly into your document as you write it. You can use your chosen referencing style and easily create your bibliography.

RCM is compatible with Word 2016 or later. If you have an older operating system or word processor you may need to use the alternative Write-N-Cite (WNC) add in. See  Finding the Right Writing Tool Add-on to check which writing tool is best for your operating system and version of Microsoft Word. 

TIP: RCM may work better if you switch from Online version of Word to the Desktop app.

Installing RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM)

In Word, click the Insert tab and select Store (this may be within Add-ins)

From the Office Add-ins Store search for RefWorks and select RefWorks Citation Manager and click Add.

Before you can log in and start using RefWorks Citation Manager you will need to have an account for New RefWorks.

Log in to RefWorks Citation Manager using your email address and your New RefWorks password.

Logon to RefWorks Citation Manager

You may need to login to RCM each time you open a Word document:

  • Click Insert on the Word Tool bar and select My Add-ins (you may need to click Add-Ins first). See image in box above.
  • Login using your email address and the password you used to register with New RefWorks.

Change Citation Style

To change the citation or referencing style click the action menu  

Select Change Citation Style and choose the style you want from the drop-down menu e.g. Harvard, Chicago, APA etc. and click Update.

Insert In-Text Citations

  • In your Word document, position your cursor where you want to cite one or more references.
  • In the RefWorks Citation Manager either select from All References or click the drop down menu to select one of your folders.
  • For a single citation, hover your mouse over the relevant reference then click Quick Cite (but if you also wish to add a page number click Preview & Edit instead and add your page number in the suffix box e.g. p. 7)
  • To cite multiple references at the same location iin your text, tick the boxes then click Insert Citations.
  • If you need to edit a citation later e.g. add a page number to it, place your mouse on the citation and make your changes when the reference information opens in the right side bar.