RefWorks (New): RefWorks in UH

Linkkejä ja vinkkejä RefWorks-viitteidenhallintaohjelman itseopiskeluun Helsingin yliopistolaisille


More detailed instructions on using Refworks can be found on the official RefWorks Support page. If you are using the old version, please check RefWorks (Legacy) guide.

This page includes some University of Helsinki specific instructions on New RefWorks and its plugins, especially Write-N-Cite (Cite in Microsoft Word).

If you are using Word 2016 or 2019 on Windows you should use RefWorks Citation Manager instead of Write-N-Cite. On Mac computers with Word 2016 only the new RefWorks Citation Manager plugin is supported. RefWorks Citation Manager is a Word add-in, check this video tutorial on YouTube.



You will retain access to your RefWorks account after graduating. It is however recommended to change your email address as you can then no longer access your old address. You can for example get an alumni email address and change it as your contact email.

  • You can replace your university email address in your account settings

Known Issues

  • Helsinki University department specific styles are no longer available
  • You can create one account per UH email address, but you can create several separate projects in your account

How to Install Write-N-Cite on University Computers

Write-N-Cite (WNC) is a utility that allows you to run an abbreviated version of RefWorks in your word processor. You can cite references in a manuscript and generate your bibliography. Write-N-Cite plug-in must be installed.

Installing Write-N-Cite on University of Helsinki computers
WNC is already installed in the computer labs. If you cannot find RefWorks in the MS Word ribbon, try to enable Write-N-Cite Add-in in Word:
File -> Options -> Add-Ins and Manage:
choose "Disabled items" + Go and click Write-n-Cite and Enable. Restart Word.


Write-N-Cite installation in the computer labs
(in case Write-N-Cite is not yet installed):

  • Select  Start  menu (on the left bottom corner of your screen)
  • Search for Software Center (instructions)
  • Search for Write-N-Cite and click the icon
  • Install the program

When the installing is completed you can find RefWorks (=Write-N-Cite) in your Microsoft Word ribbon.