Using One Line/Cite View

One Line/Cite View Compatibility

(Compatible with Netscape 6.0 and above, IE 5 and above, Mozilla 1.2.1 and above, Firefox 1.0 and above and Safari)

Citing References

To cite a reference in your paper do the following:

  1. Click on the Cite icon cite.jpg next to the appropriate reference.  A Citation Viewer window will appear containing the citation formatted like {{54 Johnson;}}.  Alternatively, you can select One Line/Cite View from the Switch to: drop-down menu listed just below the RefWorks navigation to display your references in a concise manner.  

  2. To cite a second reference in the same location just click on the Cite icon cite.jpg for another reference.  (If you are using a Macintosh, you will need to click twice – the first click will activate the RefWorks program the second will perform the Cite function.  This is due to Macintosh functionality not the RefWorks program.)

  3. Once you have all of the references you need for a particular in-text citation, click on the Select Citation button.

  4. Perform a Copy command or simply drag and drop the citation into your word processor document.

  5. Go to your word processor, click on the document where you want the citation inserted and Paste the citation.  To modify your in-text citations or footnotes using Switches, click here.

  6. Be sure to Clear the Citation Viewer window before creating your next citation.

Click on the View icon magglass.jpg to see the entire reference and to access the Edit icon edit.jpg if you want to make changes.

Editing Citations

Some Output Styles require that a specific page be included in an in-text citation.  Others require that the author name be left out of the citation if the name is included in the text.  RefWorks cannot determine a specific page number for a reference or know when an author name is in the text.  You can, however, manually instruct the program to exclude or include certain items in the citation through the use of in-text switches.  Click here for information on using switches in your in-text citation or footnote.

To create your bibliography and format your paper:

  1. Save the document you have just created before formatting the paper and the bibliography.

  2. From the menu bar, select Bibliography, Format Document or click the Create Bibliography link on the Quick Access bar.

  3. Select the appropriate Output Style from the list.

  4. You can drag your paper into the box for formatting (Note:  This does not work IE - you will need to browse to locate your paper).

Note:  Your paper must be saved as a .doc, .docx, .odt or .rtf file in order for RefWorks to be able to read and format it.

  1. RefWorks creates a new document formatted in the selected style followed by a bibliography  (even if you have used Write-N-Cite III to insert the temporary citation placeholders).

  1. Follow your browser's instructions for viewing the file and be sure to save the document to your hard disk before closing. Your original document remains the same as it was before you formatted it.

All changes to the document should be made to the original document. Only the original document with the citations in curly brackets may be reformatted later.

If your bibliography fails to generate, click here for troubleshooting tips.

Email it: After the bibliography is created you may also email the list.  The email address in your RefWorks account is automatically entered, but you can overwrite it with another address.  Only one email address can entered.

  1. To change the document format follow the same steps and choose a different Output Style. Try two different formats - Harvard, which is based upon author last name, and Nature, which is a numbered bibliography (the same as creating endnotes). To create a paper with footnotes try the Chicago Notes format.