RefWorks Add-In Instructions

RefWorks is a citation management tool that allows users to keep track of the citations used in their research. The RefWorks add-in for Microsoft Word is available to current students, staff and faculty at the University of Toronto.

For a guide to using RefWorks after the add-in installation is complete, go to this page from University of Toronto Libraries. To install the Refworks add-in to your University-managed Microsoft account, please follow the instructions below.

You can determine which version of Word you are using by clicking on File and then Account when your desktop Word application is open. The version will be listed under Product Information.

Tip: If your product information displays Outlook icon one :, you should follow the first set of instructions. If your product information displays Outlook icon two: , you should follow the second set of instructions.

If you are using a version of Word that is not supported by the University of Toronto these instructions may not be applicable.

Installation instructions for Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus, Microsoft Office 2019 and Word 2016 for Mac

1. Ensure you are logged in to your University of Toronto Office 365 account.

2. Open up your desktop version of Word.

3. Click on the Insert tab. Then click My Add-ins.

4. You should see a category called Admin managed. Click on this category, and you should see RefWorks under your list of add-ins. If you do not see it, click Refresh.

Note: If you still do not see the Admin managed tab you should follow the Installation instructions for Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2016.

5. You now have the RefWorks add-in. Please note that you will have to sign up or log in with a Refworks account. For a guide to using RefWorks after the add-in installation is complete, go to this page from University of Toronto Libraries.

Installation instructions for Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2016

1. Ensure you are logged in to your University of Toronto Office 365 account.

2. Go to the Microsoft AppSource page for RefWorks by clicking on this link: https://appsource.microsoft.com/en-us/product/office/WA104380122?tab=Overview.

3. Once you have opened the RefWorks AppSource page, click the Get it now button.

3. A permissions box will pop up. Click Continue.

4. A new page will load. Under the ‘Get started with the add-in’ text click the button that says Open in Word.

5. A dialog box will pop up. Click Open Word (Desktop).

6. A second dialog box asking if you’re sure that you want to open the file will pop up. Click Yes. This will launch Word and open a document with the remaining instructions to launch the add-in. Click Enable Editing.

7. A message will appear in the right pane of the Word document. Click Trust this add-in.

7. Click on the Insert tab. Then click My Add-ins.

8. You should now see RefWorks under your list of add-ins. If you do not see it, click Refresh.

9. You now have the RefWorks add-in. Please note that you will have to sign up or log in with a Refworks account. For a guide to using RefWorks after the add-in installation is complete, go to this page from University of Toronto Libraries.