Library Research Guide
The RefWorks Add-on for Google Docs is one option to use when writing a paper. Other options include:
Any additions, changes or deletions you make in your RefWorks account are automatically synced with the Google Docs Add-on.
Installing the Google Docs Add-on for RefWorks
2. You’ll be asked to accept certain conditions of using the add-on:
3. Once you have accepted the conditions, you’re brought into your new document and can start writing your paper.
Inserting citations and references
Continue to add citations and watch your bibliography update right in front of you.
You can also add footnotes (make sure your output style supports them!) by using Google Docs footnote option (Insert > Footnote):
There are two ways you can change your output style for your paper:
Note: Custom output styles are currently not accessible.
Any additions, changes or deletions you make in your RefWorks account are automatically synched with the Google Docs add-on.
Note: changes are NOT made to any in-text citations or the bibliography in your document.
Google makes it easy to collaborate with others on your paper. Now you can take that a step further, by collaborating with other RefWorks users!
Share your document with anyone who has a RefWorks account. In addition to adding and editing text to your document, they can also add in-text citations and footnotes from their RefWorks account.
There are two ways you can share your document with others.
1. Click the share icon .
2. Enter the email address of the person you want to share with
3. The person will receive an email with a link to create a RefWorks account and then access your document with the can edit permission (you can modify the permission by clicking on the Share button and selecting can comment or can view)
Note: Anyone you share with can also delete in-text citations you included in your document however, they cannot delete references from your RefWorks account.
The Change link will allow you to modify how your document is shared.
Note: Anyone you share with can also delete in-text citations you’ve included in your document, however, they cannot delete references from your RefWorks account.