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Research Aids

Using Write-N-Cite
 

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Parenthetical Documentation

  • Open Microsoft Word and start writing your paper. To insert a citation, click on the "Write-N-Cite" icon on the toolbar.
  • Login into your RefWorks account. Click on the "View" tab in the upper left corner and navigate to the folder containing references for the paper you are writing. 
  • To keep Write-N-Cite on top of all other windows, check the "Always on top" box. 
  • Return to your Word document, and position your cursor in the place you want to insert a reference. 
  • Switch to Write-N-Cite, and click the "Cite" link next to the correct reference. A placeholder will appear in your Word document.
  • Please note that this is not what your final citation and paper will look like.
  • To modify or remove information that will appear in the formatted citation, click on the "Edit Citation" link in the upper right-hand corner of the Write-N-Cite window. (Note: only Windows users have this option) 
  • To cite a second reference in the same location, click the "Cite" link for the second reference. The information is automatically inserted in the same set of curly brackets. 
  • When you are ready to create your final draft of your paper, click on the "Bibliography" tab in Write-N-cite. Choose the appropriate output format or style manual, and click "Create Bibliography." Your paper will be formatted and saved under another title starting with “Final-(papername)”


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Footnotes

  • Open Microsoft Word and start writing your paper. To insert a footnote, click on the "Write-N-Cite" icon on the toolbar.
  • Login into your RefWorks account. Click on the "View" tab in the upper left corner and navigate to the folder containing references for the paper you are writing.
  • To keep Write-N-Cite on top of all other windows, check the "Always on top" box.
  • Return to your Word document, and position your cursor in the place you want to insert a footnote number.
  • From the menu at the top of your Word document, click on "Insert," then ""Reference," then "Footnote. Click "Insert" on the window that appears.
  • Switch to Write-N-Cite, and click the "Cite" link next to the correct reference. A placeholder will appear in your Word document.
  • Please note this is not what your final citation and paper will look like.
  • To modify or remove information that will appear in the formatted citation, click on the "Edit Citation" link in the upper right-hand corner of the Write-N-Cite window. (Note: only Windows users have this option)
  • To cite a second reference in the same location, click the "Cite" link for the second reference. The information is automatically inserted in the same set of curly brackets.
  • When you are ready to create your final draft of your paper, click on the "Bibliography" tab in Write-N-cite. Choose the appropriate output format or style manual, and click "Create Bibliography." Your paper will be formatted and saved under another title starting with “Final-(papername)” 


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Get Help

For assistance, contact:

Reference Department
Burke Library
315-859-4735
askref@hamilton.edu


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