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RefWorks: Older Write-N-Cite Information

RefWorks is a citation manager that is free for UNC students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Find out how to start using RefWorks to cite your papers and projects.

Overview

We do recommend that all users use the most current version of Write-N-Cite. If you are encountering problems with a loss of functionality with the newest version of Write-N-Cite, be sure to first contact the HSL to see if we can find a work around for you using the steps outlined below. Our collective knowledge of older versions is less than the most current version, so we may not be able to provide as much support for the earlier versions as the most current version.

  1. Submit a request for a consultation using the left hand form on our Ask A Librarian page so one of our numerous RefWorks experts can sit down with you can try to solve your problem.
  2. If all else fails, you can contact RefWorks' Technical Support by emailing them at support@refworks-cos.com or calling them at (775) 327-4105.

Can I still use the old version of Write-N-Cite?

Yes!  Write-N-Cite III (for Windows) and Write-N-Cite 2.5 (for Mac) are still available from RefWorks. 

NOTE: Write-N-Cite 2.5 is NOT compatible with the Mac Lion Operating System (Mac OS X 10.7).  If you use Lion, download Write-N-Cite 4.2.

 

To Install: Write-N-Cite III (for Windows) and Write-N-Cite 2.5 (for Mac) can be downloaded from within your RefWorks account.  Go to Tools on the main menu, then select Write-N-Cite.  Select Previous Versions and then click on the link for the version you want to install.  Make sure you are downloading the correct version for your operating system.  

WNC4.2 Previous Versions

Instructions for older versions of Write-N-Cite can be found further down this guide:

How do I convert my Documents from WNC III to WNC 4?

To convert Word documents you created with Write-N-Cite III (or older) to Write-N-Cite 4, follow these steps:

  1. Download and install Write-N-Cite 4.  For more instructions on how to do this, click here for instructions for PCs and here for instructions for Macs.
  2. Log-in to your account in Word
  3. Open the document you wish to convert
  4. You will automatically be prompted to convert your document
  5. Click Convert on the prompt that appears:

WNC Convert

How do I use Write-N-Cite III (for Windows) off-campus?

To use Write-N-Cite (WNC) off-campus on your Windows PC, make the following changes after downloading WNC:

  1. Select the Start Button > Programs > RefWorks >WNC Configuration Utility
  2. Paste in the following URL:http://libproxy.lib.unc.edu/login?url=https://www.refworks.com/Refworks/?WNC=true
  3. Click OK.

WNC should now be configured. You will be prompted for your Onyen and password when WNC starts!

How do I use Write-N-Cite 2.5 (for Mac) off-campus?

To use Write-N-Cite (WNC) off-campus on your Mac, make the following changes after downloading WNC:

  1. Open Write-N-Cite.
  2. From the toolbar at the top of the screen, select the Write-N-Cite menu (toolbar maybe hidden by the WNC window) > Preferences > Select Proxy
  3. Paste in the following URL:http://libproxy.lib.unc.edu/login?url=https://www.refworks.com/Refworks/?WNC=true
  4. Restart Write-N-Cite

WNC should now be configured. You will be prompted for your Onyen and password when WNC starts!