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Citation Tools: Write-N-Cite

Write-N-Cite Basic Info

Writing a paper? Use Write-N-Cite!

What  is Write-N-Cite?

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.

Working online or offline is seamless – no need to be connected to the internet – and you can share documents between the Windows and Mac versions of Write-N-Cite seamlessly.

Write-N-Cite for Windows


A New Add-in for Microsoft Word 2016 and later (including Office 365) is available for Windows only. 

For Support, contact RefWorks: 

E-mail us or telephone us +1-800-521-0600 ext. 74440 or +1-734-997-4440

Support hours are: 
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm Eastern Time


Write-N-Cite for Mac


  • Instructions for Installing Write-N-Cite for Mac: forthcoming

Note:  Write-N-Cite for Mac does NOT work with Word 2016 at this time.