RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM) is an add-on for Microsoft Word and other similar applications such as Google Docs and Hangul, enabling the user to seamlessly insert and edit RefWorks citations and bibliographic details in a document.
RCM is suitable for Microsoft Word 2016, 2019, and online running on Windows 8.1 or above. For Mac users, RCM will work on MacOS X versions 10.6+ and iOS (iPad). If you are using an older version of Microsoft Word on Windows or Mac, use Write-n-Cite instead.
You will find for further guidance on the right add-on for your operating system and version of Microsoft Word from Finding the right writing tool add-on.
RCM is available through the Microsoft Store and can be downloaded and installed directly from Microsoft Word. The following instructions will help you install RCM on your personal device.
1. Open Microsoft Word, click on the "Insert" tab and select "Get Add-ins".
2. In the search box, type RCM or the words in full and press "Enter".
3. Click on "Add" and follow the on-screen instructions to install RCM. After the installation, RCM will appear in the main "Toolbar" ribbon.
To log in to RCM,
Before you insert citation in your document, make sure the referencing style selected correspond with the style you have chosen to display in your RefWorks account.
For a Footnote style, such as Chicago, position the cursor where you want to place the citation.
By default the tool used to generate references is switched off. To generate references with RCM,
Automatically synchronizes with your RefWorks account when you log into RCM.
Enables you to view and insert citations into your document, using previously formatted citation styles.
Can configure to add references at the end of your document as you insert citations.
RCM will automatically update your references as you add or remove citations.
RCM is installed on all Brunel University devices.
If you cannot find the RCM tab on Word's Ribbon, you can add it yourself from the Microsoft store.
Click on the Insert tab and select "Get Add-ins".
Below the "Office Add-ins" heading, select "ADMIN MANAGED" and select "RefWorks Citation Man..." from the list of apps.
You must manually edit your references in RefWorks to ensure they are correctly formatted and there are no missing features before you start using them.
RCM is not able to do this for you.