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Reference Tools: 6. RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM) for Microsoft Word

Installing RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM)

Instructions for Installing RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM)

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RefWorks Citation Manager

RefWorks Citation Manager (RCM) is an add-in for Microsoft Word, Microsoft Word Online, and Google Docs that allows you to create in-text and reference page citations for sources you have organized and curated metadata for in your RefWorks Browser application.

In order to use RCM, you will need to install an add-in directly to your Microsoft Word program, Microsoft Word Online institutional subscription, or into Google Docs. Find the install directions for RCM in the left-hand column to install RCM.

Below is a detailed guide on how to launch and use RCM in Microsoft Word.

To get started in Microsoft Word or Microsoft Word 365 Online after installing RCM (PC or Mac)

  1. Open Microsoft Word > Click on "Insert" in the menu > Click on "My Add-ins" > Click "RefWorks Citation Manager"
  2. Login to your RefWorks account using your email address
  3. Click "Documents and references" to sync your sources between RCM and your RefWorks browser application
  4. Select an output style
  5. Insert in-text citations or footnotes and your bibliography
  6. Save your paper frequently!