Collect references from several word files and place bibliography in a separate word file

I have pieces of my manuscript in separate word 2003 files. Is there a way to automatically collect references (format and number them in the text) from several word files and to place the bibliography in a separate word file? I know that I can combine many word files in one, format bibliography, disable autoformat and then separate the files again in separate files, but it would be nice to avoid that hassle.