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Correctly citing literature is a piece of cake... if you apply a Reference Management System.
Create within 5 minutesyour first Word document with correct citations - by following the four steps below !
From start to finish in 4 steps
STEP 1 Sign up (1 minute)
► Sign up:
Enter your university e-mail address and click [Check];
Choose a password* and submit;
* If you have a previously made legacy RefWorks account, do NOT use the same password for RefWorks-3!
Check your e-mail: you have got a message from ProQuest;
Click on the 'activation link';
Your new database will be opened.
► Proceed with STEP-2
STEP 2 Install citation tool: Word add-in (1 minute)
► Check your Word version*
* It is strongly recommended to use a recent version of Word.
Staff and students of Utrecht University can install Office-365 for free on their own equipment. Install this prior to installing the add-in for 'Cite in Microsoft Word'. See for instruction:Office 365 for your home PC.
►Install the add-in 'Cite in Microsoft Word' on your personal device
Make sure that you do not have a Word document open (close Word);
Go to your ProQuest/RefWorks database;
Click on the [More] symbol and choose [Tools];
Browse to the Word plug-in: usually your laptop or PC will indicate which version* is needed.
* NB. Sometimes, both versions are needed, this depends on your Office version and your equipment!
► If you don't use Word in Windows, you can choose two other citation tools, depending on your device and preference.
► Proceed with STEP-3
STEP 3 Collect literature references (2 minutes)
► Method (A): Start within a SEARCH SYSTEM and use 'EXPORT'
Use this method for fast and reliable collection of a set of references
after an extensive search in a scientific Search System
► For your first acquaintance, use one of the SEARCH SYSTEMS below:
for a SET OF ARTICLES, use
Perform a search;
Tick two or more hits;
Click [Export] in the menu bar;
In the next window, tick [RefWorks];
Click again[Export], and click on the 'blue' ProQuest/RefWorks icon.