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Mendeley User Guide

A Reference Management Software

Install MS Word Plugin

To install the MS Word plugin:

When installed the plugin will appear as below on Microsoft Windows:

Generating Citations with MS Word

Advanced: Citation Style Editor & Cite-O-Matic

Citation Style Editor

Start editing your own citation styles with the open-source Citation Style EditorTo get started we recommend this tutorial.

Choose a Citation Style

Click View → Citation Styles → More Styles to search for citation styles on Mendeley Desktop. 


Learn more about  Cite-O-Matic

Exporting Articles from Ebsco Databases (like Medline and CINAHL)

Create a Stand-Alone Bibliography

If you want to create a bibliography, without having a document that has in-text citations, you can do so directly from Mendeley Desktop.

Select all the records you wish to add to your list, from your Mendeley Library, and then go to Edit and click on Copy. Once you have done this you can go to a text document, like Word, and simply click Paste. This will create a bibliography in your chosen citation style.

Click Edit, then Copy to create stand-alone bibliography