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Creating Your Bibliography While Writing

Mendeley offers word processing plug-ins for Microsoft Word and LibreOffice. To install the plug-ins, go to the Tools menu on the Mendeley desktop application. In the drop down menu, click on the appropriate line to "Install Mendeley Cite for Microsoft Word". For troubleshooting plug-in installation, please refer to the Mendeley Support page

  • Once you download the Mendeley Cite plugin, you will find it under the "References" tab in your Microsoft Word window.

Screenshot of Mendeley Cite in MS Word.

To add citations while writing:

  • Click on the Mendeley Cite button.
  • Under "References" select the source(s) you'd like to cite using the check boxes.

Mendeley Cite - References

  • You can change the citation style by clicking on "Citation Style".

Mendeley Cite - Citation Style

  • To add a bibliography, select More > Insert Bibliography. Your bibliography will appear, and new citations will be added automatically.

Mendeley Cite - Insert bibliography


Using Mendeley in older versions of MS Word:

  • In MS Word 2007 and 2010, the Mendeley plug-in may be found in the Word "References" ribbon.
  • In Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac, the Mendeley text menu will be found by clicking on the script menu: .



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