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    RefWorks Plugins: Connecting Your Browser, Microsoft Word, and Google Docs to RefWorks

    Overview

    It is easy to create citations in RefWorks to copy to your document, but it is even easier to add them while working in your document using a RefWorks plugin. In addition, the plug-ins allow you to manage the citations in the: delete, add, restyle, and so forth.

    Save to RefWorks is a browser bookmarklet that enables you to add as references to your RefWorks account directly from your browser.

    See the sections on this page for information about the bookmarklet and about the plugin relevant for your environment.

    Save to RefWorks

    Save to RefWorks is a bookmarklet that you can install in your browser's favorites (bookmarks) bar. When you are browsing a website that has references that you would like to add to your RefWorks account, select the bookmarklet. RefWorks attempts to save the references and full texts.

    Save to RefWorks should work on any modern browser.

    Installing Save to RefWorks

    To install Save to RefWorks:
    1. Ensure that your browser's favorites toolbar is currently visible in your browser.
    2. In RefWorks, select Tools > Tools. The Tools page appears.
    3. Select Install Save to RefWorks. A dialog box appears.
    4. Drag and drop the Save to RefWorks plugin to your browser's favorites toolbar. The plugin is installed.
    5. Click anywhere on the page to close the dialog box.

    If you experience any problems, see Getting Help / Submitting Ideas to Ex Libris.

    Adding References Using Save to RefWorks

    To add a reference or a list of references from a website to RefWorks:
    1. Ensure that you are logged into RefWorks.
    2. While browsing any website, when viewing a page containing a reference, or information about a reference, select Save to RefWorks from your browser's favorites toolbar. Save to RefWorks opens a right sidebar.

      save_to_refworks_pane.png

      Save to RefWorks Right Sidebar
      • If Save to RefWorks detects a single reference on the page, Save to RefWorks prefills as many fields as it can. Enter or correct information as required and select Save to RefWorks. The reference is added to your RefWorks account.
      • If Save to RefWorks detects multiple references, a list of references appears in the right sidebar. Select the relevant references and select Save to RefWorks. You can edit each one by first opening the reference (select > in the reference row) .
    3. If you have multiple projects, select the project to which you want to save the reference and click Continue.

    Finding the Right Writing Tool Plug-In

    To find the right writing tool for your operating system and version of Microsoft Word, see the table below for your operating system and the row of your Word version. The writing tool plug in that matches your system, either Write-N-Cite (WnC) or RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM), is listed in the right column.

    Windows 8

    Word 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2013 WnC 4.5 1725  for Windows
    Word 2016 WnC 4.5 1725 for Windows - OR - RCM
    Word 2019 and online RCM
    Google Docs RefWorks for Google Docs

    Windows 7, 10

    Word 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2013 WnC 4.5 1725  for Windows
    Word 2016 WnC 4.5 and later for Windows – OR – RCM
    Word 2019 or online RCM
    Google Docs RefWorks for Google Docs
    Hangul 2014 or 2018 RCM Hangul

    MacOS X Versions 10.6+

    The information in this section is relevant for MacOS X versions 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, or 10.11 (Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan) and Sierra 10.12.
    Word 2008 and 2011 WnC 4.5 1725 for Mac
    Word 2016, 2019, and online RCM
    Google Docs RefWorks for Google Docs

    iOS

    Word app RCM
    Google Docs RefWorks for Google Docs
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