Write-N-Cite 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.
WNC needs to be downloaded as an add-in to Microsoft Word.
Please refer to the Mini Guide or other instructions for the version of WNC that you wish to use. This will tell you how to login once you have installed the add-in.
Using WNC on your own device (staff and students)
Logon to the University Portal and access RefWorks. Click on the Tools menu in RefWorks and select the appropriate version to download. During the installation there may be problems saving a .msi file to your C: drive. If this happens choose to save the .msi file to your Desktop. After installation open Word - before you first login to WNC the RefWorks tab may temporarily be labelled 'Proquest'.
Using WNC on a staff PC in the University
Download WNC4 or WNC3 from Run Advertised Programmes (available on the Start menu of your PC). After installation open Word - before you first login to WNC the RefWorks tab may temporarily be labelled 'Proquest'.
Using WNC on a student PC in the Library or Labs
WNC 4 is available on all student PCs in the University. You need to get a login code from RefWorks - Tools - Write-N-Cite each time you use it.
If the RefWorks tab does not appear in Word the most common fix is to download a more recent version of Java. Similarly you need to update Java on your Mac if the WNC toolbar is missing. See the Check Computer Updates document below.
On staff computers in the University Java is available from 'Run Advertised Programmes' and is called 'Sun Java'.
The following documents contain hints from the RefWorks Support Team that might help with any problems.
Use WNC4 if you use Word 2010, Word 2013 and Word 2016
WNC4 has many enhancements over previous versions of Write-N-Cite, for example:
The Write-N-Cite 4 Mini Guide provides instructions to download and use WNC4.
See also the Write-N-Cite 4 FAQ.
You can download WNC4 for a Mac from the RefWorks Tools menu if you have:
See the Installing Write-N-Cite for Mac instructions on the RefWorks Help page
There are a number WNC for Mac videos on YouTube which provide helpful introductions, see for example Using Write-N-Cite 4 on the Mac by Harvey Cushing/John Hay Witney Medical Library at Yale University School of Medicine.
Note: If RefWorks or WNC does not appear in Word once you have downloaded it:
You should now see a WNC toolbar.
Use Write-N-Cite 3 if:
The Write-N-Cite 3 Mini Guide provides instructions to download and use WNC3.