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This guide provides an overview of Mendeley along with training options, support and access information for Mendeley.

Install MS Word Plugin aka "Mendeley Cite-O-Matic"

To install the MS Word plug in, either download it from Mendeley's website or go to Mendeley Desktop and click "Tools" and then "Install MS Word Plugin".

screenshot of how to add Mendeley MS word plugin from mendeley desktop

When installed the plugin will appear as below in the "Reference" tab of Microsoft Word:

screenshot of what the mendeley MS word plugin looks like in MS word

Generating Citations with MS Word

Note: There is a slight difference with MS Word on Mac as the Cite-O-Matic will appear as its own toolbar.

Creating a Bibliography

Mendelely automatically generates a bibliography with the click of a button. In the Mendeley Cite-O-Matic, simply select "Insert bibliography".

screenshot of how to add a bibliography in MS word with the mendeley cite o matic

Choose a Citation Style

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

screenshot of how to change the citation styles in MS word

Advanced: The Citation Style Editor

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

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