RefWorks (Legacy): Format paper (old RefWorks)

This guide has information on how to use RefWorks legacy (older version).


Creating and Formatting the Paper and Bibliography

There are two principal ways to use RefWorks to write your paper and format your bibliography. You can:

    As an alternative, you can also create a simple Reference List directly from RefWorks.

    There are two steps to formatting your paper:

    1. Using either Write-N-Cite or One Line/Cite View, insert the code for your citation (called a Temporary Citation Placeholder) into your document at the place where you want your citation to appear.
    2. Then using RefWorks' Bibliography menu, create the new version of your document with your citations from RefWorks properly formatted.

      Please note: When formatting a paper, you should always verify that the output from RefWorks matches the latest requirements of the style. This may be done by checking instructions to authors, library web sites, style manuals, etc.

      You should also check for missing data in the output. If, for example, the year is missing from a reference, check your database to be sure the year is in the data. If not, add it to the data and reformat the paper.

      There may also be situations where manual editing may be necessary.

      Please check your formatted paper carefully before final submission.