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Accessing RefWorks off-campus

Using Refworks off campus for the first time

Before you use RefWorks off-campus, you must make a few changes to your web browser:

Access RefWorks off campus

  1. Go to the RefWorks page, click on "Log On to RefWorks". If you are off-campus it will take you to the DCU Library Databases - Off Campus Access page first. Enter your DCU computer username & password and click on Login.
  2. If you get an error message saying There is a problem with the website's security certificate - follow the instructions for Using RefWorks off campus for the first time above.
  3. Next, you will come to the RefWorks login page. Enter your RefWorks username and password and click on Login.

Install Write-N-Cite 4

Write-N-Cite 4 was launched in June 2012 (updated March 2013)

  • On-Campus and Off-Campus install Write-N-Cite from your RefWorks Account, in Tools menu
  • Close Microsoft Word when installing Write-N-Cite
  • If you have an earlier version, Write-N-Cite III, uninstall it before continuing.  Updates to Write-N-Cite 4 can be installed over the current version.
  • Instructions for installing Write-N-Cite 4

Accessing Write-N-Cite Off Campus

  • Open Microsoft Word and Click RefWorks from the Microsoft Word ribbon
  • In the Settings area, click Log In
  • Enter DCU  group code - get DCU group code here
  • Enter your RefWorks username and password.