Correctly citing literature is a piece of cake... if you apply a Reference Management System.
Create within 5 minutes your first Word document with correct citations - by following the four steps below !
* If you have a previously made legacy RefWorks account, do NOT use the same password for RefWorks-3!
► Proceed with STEP-2
► 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
* 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.
► 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
for INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES, use Google scholar
* Google scholar can also show a direct 'Export to RefWorks' button with each record; to obtain this function, adjust 'Settings' via and
for BOOKS and BOOK-SECTIONS, use WorldCat
in case of a BOOK-SECTION:
► ONLY If you can't find your source(s) in one of the systems mentioned above, try one of the alternative collection methods
► Proceed with STEP-4
► Insert citations in your text
► Insert a bibliography at the end of the document
When you are happy with de 'default' style (AMA = American Medical Association) just click on [Bibliography Options] > [Insert Bibliography]
► Choose your output style
Don't see your favorite style yet? Make it visible via the function 'Quick cite' in your RefWorks database
► If you don't use Word in Windows, you may use an alternative citation method