Answered By: Rachel Lerner
Last Updated: Jul 29, 2021     Views: 82

This FAQ is about the New (Blue) version of RefWorks, released to Quinnipiac in 2020. If you are currently using the Legacy (Orange) version of RefWorks, please consider migrating to the newer, more full-featured version, using these instructions. Information about the Legacy version can be found here.  


RefWorks Citation Manager is a plugin for Microsoft Word that lets you run a simplified version of RefWorks inside Word. RefWorks Citation Manager is a newer, more modern version of Write-N-Cite.

RefWorks Citation Manager is available through the Microsoft Store and can be installed directly from Microsoft Word. By default, Office automatically updates RefWorks Citation Manager whenever a new version becomes available.

To install RefWorks Citation Manager on your WINDOWS machine:

  1. In Microsoft Word, select Insert > Store > Store and search for RefWorks.

  2. RefWorks Citation Manager will be listed. Select Add to install; it opens in the right sidebar.

    • Alternatively, a pop up window might appear. If it has the message in the image below, do not worry. Select Admin Managed

    • RefWorks should appear on this page. Select it (you might have to click twice) and it should appear in your Word document in the right sidebar.

  3. Log into RefWorks. Synchronizing data with your RefWorks account may take a few moments, especially on your first login. Once you are logged in, the sidebar updates with your references.


To learn more about RefWorks, consult this guide:

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