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Reference Management with RefWorks

Write-n-Cite For Google Docs

The following information is from the Using RefWorks Writing Tool Add-Ons PowerPoint in the Refworks Libguide by Proquest.

Installing the Google Docs Plugin

1. To install the Google Docs plugin, you can go to the Tools menu within RefWorks and click “Get the Add-on.” Or you can open a blank document in Google Docs. Click Add-ons, and then Get Add-ons and search for RefWorks.

2. It is called ProQuest RefWorks. Select that option.

3. Then click Install. Once it is installed,

To install:

Open a blank document and select Add-ons > Get Add-ons and search for RefWorks.
Select Free and Allow to add RefWorks for Google Docs.

Accessing the Google Docs Plugin

1. To access the plugin, Select Add-ons > ProQuest RefWorks > Manage citations.  A RefWorks sidebar opens on the right.

2. Whenever you open the sidebar, as long as you did not log out after your last session, you are still logged in. If you are logged out, enter your credentials to log into RefWorks. Your references appear in the sidebar.

Here is the document with the citation added.

To remove the citation, delete it from the document:

Then click update document.
Change citation style: To set the citation style, select Change citation style in the configuration menu, select a citation style, and select Update. Every time you perform this action, all citations and the bibliography will be updated to the new style.
Update document: Syncs with your RefWorks account



Writing with Refworks for Google Docs