Innovation and Inspiration: The Campaign for Kansas University

Citations and Bibliographies

This guide contains help for writing citations in APA, MLA, and other formats and also for managing your collection of citations in RefWorks.

Write N Cite on Yosemite or Mavericks

Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and 10.10 (Yosemite) Users:

Please download Java 6 from Apple's support site directly before installing Write-N-Cite/ProQuest for Word.

Where is Write N Cite?

Mac Users: Verify the Write-N-Cite toolbar is present in Word by navigating to View > Toolbars > Write-N-Cite (newer versions of Write-N-Cite will show ProQuest for Word in the Toolbar section).

PC Users: Write-N-Cite should show up as a toolbar option automatically and will be called RefWorks or ProQuest depending on your version of Word.

 

Check for Updates

Mac Users: You can check for Mac OS X updates by navigating to the Apple icon and selecting Software Update.

Word Users: You can download Microsoft Office updates by opening Microsoft Word and navigating to Help > Check for updates.

 

Completely Removing Write-N-Cite IV from Your Mac

If you are experiencing issues with Write-N-Cite on your Mac, you may need to upgrade to the new version of Write-N-Cite.  The first step to doing this is deleting the existing version of Write-N-Cite off of your computer, this will not affect any documents that currently have citations or bibliographies created with the previous versions of Write-N-Cite.

  • First, you will need to close Microsoft Word for Mac.  
  • Next select Command+Shift+G on your keyboard.
  • In the box that pops up type ~/Library, this will allow you to temporarily access the Library directory on your Mac, this folder is typically hidden.  
  • Next, follow the path in the in image below.

Mac Finder Window

  • Once you see the RefWorks folder, delete it and then delete everything in your Trash.  
  • Now you can navigate to the RefWorks site and download the newest version of Write-N-Cite.  
    • Write-N-Cite is located under the Tools menu and the newest version of Write-N-Cite for Mac should be the first available option.  
  • After you download and install Write N Cite, reopen Word and login in to Refworks.
  • If you have any problems with this process, you can check the Main RefWorks tab of this guide or you can contact Jason Coleman at coleman@ksu.edu for assistance.

Removing Write-N-Cite IV (on PCs)

Click the image below to watch a screencast showing the steps necessary for completing deleting Write-N-Cite from your computer. Sometimes this is the only way to fix issues with Write N Cite.

Removing Write-N-Cite from a PC

Transcript

Video produced by K-State Libraries

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