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FAQS: FAQ Collection: RefWorks

1. install and use Write-N-Cite to import citations from RefWorks into Word documents

Installing Write-N-Cite

Using Write-N-Cite to import citation from RefWorks into Word documents

Once Write-N-Cite is installed, to create an in-text citation:
  1. Click on the RefWorks tab.
  2. Log in using your RefWorks username and password.
  3. Select style from the drop-down options on the left side of the RefWorks menu options in Word.
  4. Click on Insert Citation and select Insert New.
  5. Select the appropriate resource using the folders on the left, then click OK.
  • To include page numbers for APA citations, use the Suffix text box to include the page number information including the comma and the "p."
    (For example:  , p. 6).
  • To include the page numbers in MLA citations, select the Override Pages and, then, include the page number in the text box provided. (For example:  6).
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2. move to the newest version of RefWorks

Migrating from legacy RefWorks to new ProQuest RefWorks

  • Once logged into legacy RefWorks, follow the Move to the newest version of RefWorks from ProQuest link in the top left corner of the page.

  • You can also import your references from legacy RefWorks if you have already made a new ProQuest RefWorks account. When logged into new ProQuest Refworks, go to the All Documents option in the left menu. Then click the Add a reference icon (+), and select Import references.

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3. register and use RefWorks

"RefWorks is a powerful online research management, writing and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies."

Sign up for a New Account by entering your Emmanuel College email address. You will then be sent a confirmation email. Follow the RefWorks link to finish setting up your account.

Using Refworks:

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4. search Google Scholar; link to Cardinal Cushing Library Resouces; export to RefWorks

To link to available Cardinal Cushing Library resources in Google Scholar, you have two options:

  • Go to the Library homepage, select the Databases tab and, then, select Google Scholar from the drop down options.
  • Follow these steps:
    1. From the main Google Scholar page, select Settings in the upper right corner.
    2. In the left menu, select Library links.
    3. In the search bar, type Cardinal Cushing Library and click blue search button. Select Cardinal Cushing Library – Full text@Emmanuel Coll. from the results and Save. 
Search Strategies in Google Scholar:
  1. Use Boolean operators when searching.
    • Use AND/+ to narrow search results (automatically applied to multiple terms)
    • Use OR to broaden search terms 
    • Use a negative sign [ - ]  to exclude terms
    • Quotation marks to search for exact phrases.
  2. To access the Advanced Search, click the downward-pointing grey arrow inside the search bar to open Google Scholar’s advanced search feature, which allows for further searching options including searching by author or specific journal. You can also limit to a date range and searching for the search terms within the item title.

  Exporting Google Scholar citations to RefWorks:
  • Under an article citation, click on the Quotation mark icon (Cite) in blue text.  In the window that appears, click RefWorks. If you would like to change your preferences in Google Scholar so RefWorks is the default, follow these steps:
    1. From the main Google Scholar page, select menu icon in the upper right corner. Then go to Settings.
    2. Under the Bibliography manager heading, select Show links to import citations into, and select RefWorks from the drop-down menu.
    3. Save your preferences.
    4. Now, under each article citation in search results, one of the options in blue text will be Import into RefWorks>>.
    5. If using a public computer, remember to log out of RefWorks when finished.
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