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What is One Line Cite?

One Line/Cite View generates a small piece of code that matches the code used in Write-N-Cite, but it can be accessed from anywhere right in your RefWorks account. If you've lost access to Write-N-Cite, or if you don't use Write-N-Cite, but know what citation style you'll be using when you start writing your paper, One Line is a greate citation placeholder.

The code is generated one in-text citation at a time (it doesn't matter if you have one reference, or a whole bunch). You can then copy and paste this code into your Word document wherever you want an in-text citation to appear.

Once you're done inserting citations, save your paper, and upload it to RefWorks using the instructions for creating a Quick Bibliography. The upload process will remove the special code, replacing it with your chosen output style, and create a bibliography at the end of your paper.

Using One Line/Cite View

To get One Line Cite code, click on the yellow brackets next to a reference:

A small lightbox will appear with the appropriate code. Copy and paste this code into your document where you want the in-text citation to appear.  To add another reference in the same in-text citation, click the yellow brackets icon next to the desired reference while the pop-up is still open. Copy and paste this formula into your document where you want the in-text citation to appear. You can also generate a bibliography from the references in this box. When you're ready to insert another in-text citation, make sure you hit the "Clear" button to clear the current citation information.

If you would like to group several reference together, keep selecting the appropriate yellow brackets. To start a new reference, hit Clear.

When your document is complete, upload it to RefWorks to format citations and generate a bibliography (instructions for this are found under the Quick Bibliography tab).

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