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RefWorks (Classic): Workarounds and Tips

Write-N-Cite Tips

Make sure you download Write N Cite through Scholars Portal

Save your work as a .doc file not a .docx file

Bibliographies should only be generated when you're completely done writing

Write-N-Cite Workaround 1

If you're having problems inserting citations using Write-N-Cite but need the functionality, you can use the One Line/Cite View function.

Select the yellow brackets next to a reference in your RefWorks account.

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These yellow brackets appear next to each reference, but it might be easier to view your references by "One Line/Cite View," which condenses the reference information.

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A small lightbox will appear with the appropriate code. Copy and paste this code into your document where you want the in-text citation to appear.  To add another reference in the same in-text citation, click the yellow brackets icon next to the desired reference while the pop-up is still open. Copy and paste this formula into your document where you want the in-text citation to appear. You can also generate a bibliography from the references in this box. When you're ready to insert another in-text citation, make sure you hit the "Clear" button to clear the current citation information.

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Write-N-Cite Workaround 2

Using RefWorks to Generate a Bibliography

If you're having trouble generating a bibliography using Write-N-Cite within a document, you can make one from within your RefWorks account.

Select "Create" from the "Bibliography" menu.

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Select the required output style and browse for the document to upload. Remember, this document must already have been formatted using Write-N-Cite.

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