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Explore the new RefWorks, a web based reference manager available to staff and students of the university.

Step 1: Insert unformatted citations

Step 1: Insert unformatted citations

One-line-Cite works with any word processing software


1. Click on the Cite icon { } on the right side of the appropriate reference. A Citation Viewer window will appear containing the citation in an abbreviated format.

One line cite


2. To cite a second reference in the same location just click on the Cite icon { } by any other reference. If you are using a Mac, you will need to click twice - the first click will activate the RefWorks program and the second will perform the Cite function.


3. Once you have all of the references you need for a particular in-text citation, click on the Select button.


4. Simply drag and drop the citation into your word processor document. Alternatively, you can also go to your word processor, click on the document where you want the citation inserted and paste the citation.


5. Be sure to click the Clear button in the Citation Viewer window before creating your next citation.

Step 2: Generate the bibliography

Step 2: Generate the bibliography


1. Save the document you have just created before formatting the paper and the bibliography.

2. In RefWorks, click on the Create Bibliography button.

3. Select an Output Style.

4. Click the Format Paper and Bibliography link and click the Select a File button to browse for your document.

5. Click the Create Bibliography button to format your paper. A new version of your paper will appear.

You will need to check some RefWorks styles against the University of Melbourne approved styles. In particular, Harvard is slightly different. Please check the recite website

6. Save this version with a different name from your draft version. 


Note: If you need to make changes, you must use the draft version and re-format, as you cannot re-format an already formatted document.

Add Page Numbers

Add page numbers


To add page numbers to a citation: type /f after the date and then add the page numbers, for example:

{{197 Australian Bureau of Statistics 2002 /f p.4;}}

{{197 Australian Bureau of Statistics 2002 /f pp.4-10;}}


Modifying Citations

Modifying citations


/ y     Suppress the year

Hide the year field.  

/a     Suppress the author

Hide the Primary Author field.

/h     Hide text

Hide an entire citation.  

/ f     Following text

Place text at the end of a citation.

/p     Preceding text

Place text in front of a citation.

/s     Specific page

Cite a specific page in-text or in a footnote or endnote.