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RefWorks @ Middlebury

How to use RefWorks citation management software


The Library is canceling its subscription to RefWorks effective June 30, 2017. After that date, students, faculty, staff and alumni will not be able to use RefWorks through the library’s subscription.  

We no longer support the creation of new RefWorks accounts. If you already have a RefWorks account, see the Migrate from RefWorks page for advice on how to save your RefWorks citations for use in other applications. If you would like assistance, or if you have any questions, please contact a librarian at


How to cite a source

This page explains how to add an in-text citation, footnote or end note to your research paper. Once you've saved the citation to your RefWorks account, select from the instructions below.

Best bet

The One Line/Cite method is the most reliable method for adding citations to your paper because it works across different computers, browsers, and settings.

  • One Line/Cite. First, you will insert a code for the citation (or "reference"). Later, you will have RefWorks convert the code into a properly formatted citation. Instructions at: Using One Line/Cite.


Installing and using Write-N-Cite can be tricky. Instructions for downloading and using it will vary across computers, browsers and settings.

  • Write-N-Cite. Write-N-Cite is a tool that links Microsoft Word with your RefWorks account. It allows you to add citations to a paper by clicking on a few buttons. See Write-N-Cite 4 FAQs for instructions on dowloading and using this tool.
  • When you first use Write-N-Cite in MS Word, you'll need to enter the Group Code for Middlebury. The group code for Middlebury College's subscription to RefWorks is here.  


Installing Write-N-Cite

Having trouble installing Write-N-Cite 4? The RefWorks installation guide might help, or you may need to check the Mac or Windows software requirements.


Adding Page Numbers

To add a page number to an in-text citation or footnote, see Modifying an In-Text Citation or Footnote.