Download RefGrabIt Bookmarklet
Firefox Users (PC)
Drag and drop this link to your bookmarks toolbar:
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Google Chrome (PC or Macs)
Drag and drop this link to your bookmarks toolbar: RefGrab-It bookmarklet link.
Netscape Users (PC)
Unfortunately, RefGrab-It is not currently compatible with this browser.
Mac Users: (Firefox and Netscape)
To Install RefGrab-It as an Internet Explorer Plug-In: (see handout for more help)
To Install RefGrab-It as a Firefox Plug-in:
RefGrabIt will recognize ISBNs on a page (unique numbers designated to books). Several cites list ISBN’s such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and more. When information about book is on the screen:
Do not use these steps for articles listed in a subscription database, such as those available through CSA, EBSCO, Ovid, and so on. RefGrabIt recognizes DOI numbers (unique numbers designated to some articles) and Pubmed IDs (unique numbers given to PubMed articles).
There are now two versions of RefWorks available to Texas A&M patrons, New RefWorks and RefWorks Legacy (Old RefWorks). If you have been using the same account for some time now, you are probably using Legacy (Old) RefWorks; the login link is below and available through the RefWorks Legacy (Old RefWorks) menu option to the left.
RefWorks Legacy is a web based tool for collecting, accessing, organizing, citing, and sharing citations including articles, books, websites, and more.
|Step 1. Create an account: Fill out form, selecting your own username and password
Step 2. Learn the basics: watch videos
Step 3. Add citations:Add from variety of sources (many are covered in handout)
Step 4. Managing Citations: organizing citations by folder, removing duplicates, adding PDF's, and more
Step 5. Create bibliographies: RefWorks helps you create bibliographies in 3 ways- quick list, Using Write-N-Cite in MS Word (PC or Mac), or using any word processor such as open office
RefWorks allows users to continue access even after leaving TAMU. Access is also extended to TAMU alumni.
1) Go to http://www.refworks.com
2) Click on Login tab
Please contact Margaret Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
There are 3 ways to create bibliographies using RefWorks
A new version is now available for Mac Users. HANDOUT on downloading and using Write-N-Cite 4 for Macs
Write-N-Cite is a toolbar in MS Word that allows you to easily cite articles within your RefWorks account into your document. If you do not have administration rights to your computer here is the End User License Agreement to show to IT personnel.
Step 1: Download Write N Cite
Step 2: Install Write-N-Cite
After downloading WnC4Install.dmg from the download page…
Step 3: Log into your account
Write-N-Cite is a free program from RefWorks used to insert citations from your RefWorks account into a Word document. It is a small program (less than 1000K) and can be downloaded on as many different computers as you need. Handout on downloading and using Write N Cite 4
There are currently 2 versions of Write N Cite. Write N Cite 3 is already available on OAL Computers (see right side box). Write N Cite 4 recently released is available for download from your RefWorks account. If you do not have adminstrator rights to your computer, here is the End User License Agreement to show your IT staff.
Note: Do not install Write-N-Cite with Microsoft Word running. If you have an earlier version of Write-N-Cite (2 or 3), uninstall it before continuing. Updates to Write-N-Cite 4 could be installed over current version. Write-N-Cite for Windows is compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. It works as a plugin for Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010.
1. Log into RefWorks. Select Write-N-Cite from the Tools menu in RefWorks.
2. Click the Download now green button. Click on Previous Versions to download WNC III. (The "Install Information" link provides the same information listed here, and does not provide a link for downloading).
Note: If you get a message that Net 4.0 needs to be installed, install this free web installer program from Microsoft.
3. Save the .exe file to your computer.
4. Optional: Before leaving the download page please copy your Login Code onto your clipboard, using the instructions on the left hand side of the page. This will enable you to easily log in to Write-N-Cite without needing your RefWorks credentials or on campus access.
How do I pick a download option?
If you access the download page from a 32bit computer, you will only see one download option, which will be the version of Write-N-Cite for 32bit Office. However, if you have a 64bit computer, both options will be shown. It will depend whether you have 32bit or 64bit Office. Either can be installed on a 64bit computer. Unsure? this website can help you find the answer.
After downloading the proper file from the download page…
5. Make sure that Microsoft Word is not running.
6. Confirm that you have all recent Windows and Office updates from Microsoft’s Update tool.
7. Run the downloaded exe file.
8. Follow the steps of the installer. You may be prompted to install pre-requisites before the Write-N-Cite install begins.
9. When the installer has completed open Microsoft Word. You will see a new RefWorks tab in your Ribbon.
10. Login to your RefWorks account by clicking the login button on the Ribbon. You can enter your Group Code, Login Name & Password or you can use the Login Code as copied from the Write-N-Cite download page.
If you did not copy your Login Code before, you can get a new code from the Write-N-Cite download page at any time. Each code is specific to your account and expires after 4 hours if not used.
After installing and logging in, there’s no need to log out when using your personal computer. Your account will stay tied to the computer across sessions until you choose to log out.
To add citation styles to your list of favorites (in RefWorks and Write-N-Cite):
Norton Internet Security Users: If you have trouble generating a bibliography from within Write-N-Cite, check to make sure Write-N-Cite has "permission" to access the internet. To do this:
Windows XP Firewall Users: If you have trouble generating a bibliography from within Write-N-Cite, you will need to configure your firewall to allow Write-N-Cite as an exception. Here's how:
New RefWorks Youtube video channel
Legacy RefWorks Youtube video channel
This 50-minute class will introduce the basics of this online tool for collecting, citing, and sharing sources, and managing pdfs (journals, books, and more).
September 4, Wednesday, (noon - 1pm) Online Register
September 6, Friday, (2 - 3 pm) MSL Education Center Register
September 9, Monday, (1 -2 pm) online Register
September 13, Friday, (11 am-noon) Annex 405B Register
It is a simple procedure to transfer your Legacy RefWorks or Mendeley records into New RefWorks: