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Mendeley: Cite & Write

This guide reviews using Mendeley, a free reference manager and academic social network.

Install MS Word Plugin

To install the MS Word plug in:

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

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.

Learn more about Cite-O-Matic

Choose a Citation Style

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

Advanced: The Citation Style Editor

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