PapersHive for MS Word - Usage Instructions

How to Open the Add In For the First time

Go to Insert, and click Add-ins.

Office Add-ins will open. Go to the tab Store, where you will be able to search for PapersHive. Click the Add-button. Now PapersHive for MS Word should be added.

How to open the Add-in

Go to the tab Home and click the ··· and PapersHive should be located at the bottom of the dropdown menu. 

How to Sign In

Use your PapersHive credential to sign in to the add-in. If you don’t have an account you can go to to register.  


When you are signed in you will be shown a list of the collections you currently have. If you don’t have created any collections, please go to to create it.

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How to insert References

When you click on a collection name you will see a list of the articles that you have saved. Put your cursor in the place in the document where you want to insert a reference and then click on the article you want to insert. 

A number should appear in your document and on the article you have clicked the name Cited with the number of times it is cited will be shown.

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How to find the place where a reference was cited

If you click on the button showing the number of times an article was cited that reference will be highlighted in the document and Word will scroll to that item. If it is cited more than one time click several times to iterate through every place it is cited.

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How to delete a reference

If you want to delete a reference simply erase the citation in the Word Document and then press the Refresh Button.

How to insert Bibliography

Put the cursor where you want to insert the Bibliography and click the Insert Bibliography button. This should automatically refresh when you insert new references, but if you notice discrepancies you can press the Refresh button and the references will be updated.  

How to Edit the Collections

If you want to edit the articles you have saved in a collection you can go to to edit your collections. Links to this and other good resources can be found in the Hamburger Menu in the add-in footer.

In case of Problems and Issues

Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any feedback or if you are missing an important feature.  

If a Feature is missing

If you notice that you are lacking a feature please contact us and it is very likely that we will be able to implement it shortly. We work with user-centred development so please let us know what you need and we might be able to provide it for you.

If you cannot find the reference style you need

We can easily add more styles for references. Please let us know what you need.