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- Creating a bibliography
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- Creating a Mendeley account
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- Synchronising Mendeley Desktop & Web
- Exporting from online resources
- Adding a reference manually
- Editing a reference
- Adding PDFs
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- Using Folders
- Deleting references
- Managing full text documents
- Dealing with duplicates
- Sharing references: Mendeley Groups
- Using Mendeley Desktop for systematic reviews
- Mendeley Cite-O-Matic toolbar
- Inserting citations
- Editing citations
- Selecting a citation style
- Journal title abbreviations
- Preparing a paper for publishing / Turnitin
- Using Mendeley with Word FAQs
- Further help
Mendeley Cite-O-Matic: creating a bibliography
Once you have added some citations to your document you can create a reference list. Place your cursor at the end of your document where you would like your reference list to start and click on Insert Bibliography.
The bibliography will be formatted according to the citation style which you have active.
Each time you add a citation or make changes to your citations, the bibliography will restructure itself accordingly. For example, if you are using a numbered style and you choose to insert new citations early in the document, the bibliography will also re-number itself.
Mendeley Reference Manager
Mendeley Desktop continues to be available for existing users but is no longer available to download and is no longer under development. For guidance on using the new Mendeley Reference Manager, Mendeley Cite and Mendeley Web, see our Mendeley guide.
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Answer Last Updated: Jan 10, 2022 Views: 4188
- Open Mendeley Desktop
- Select the citations or folder for your bibliography
- Check that your citations are in alphabetical order by the author's last name. If not, click on the Authors column.
- Select View from the top menu, and select Library as Citations
- If you don't see the style you need, choose More Styles. Mendeley offers 1,000s of styles.
- If you want to include the abstracts, choose American Psychological Association 6th edition (annotated bibliography with abstract) or Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition (note, annotated bibliography)
- Highlight the citations you wish to copy
- If you copied a large number of citations or included abstracts, it may take a few minutes before you can paste them.
Be sure to proofread all your citations!
Citation tools, such as Mendeley, are not fool proof. Errors in capitalization are common.
Links & Files
- Mendeley Guide
- Frequently Asked Questions About APA Style 6th Edition
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Using the Microsoft Word Plugin
Install the Plugin
- Close all Word documents
- Click on Tools
- Click on "Install MS Word Plugin"
- Open Word and Insert your cursor where you want your citation to appear.
- If using a Windows device, Click the "references" tab and select "insert citation" in the "Mendeley Cite-O-Matic" section.
- If using a Mac and Microsoft Word, Mendeley lives in the 'References' tab. Select "Insert or Edit Citation".
- Search for the reference you want, select it, and press OK.
Create a bibliography
- Put your cursor where you want the bibliography to begin
- If using a Windows device, click the "references" tab and select "insert bibliography" in the "Mendeley Cite-O-Matic" section.
- If using a Mac, click the 'Add-Ins" tab and select "insert bibliography".
Change your Citation Style
- If using a Windows device, click the "references" tab and click the down arrow next to the "style" field in the "Mendeley Cite-O-Matic" section. If using a Mac device, click the "Add-Ins" tab and select "Choose Citation Style"
- Select the style you want and the references in your document will now reflect your new style.
- If the style you want is not listed here, select the "more styles" option at the bottom, and from the 'installed styles' tab, select your style and click "use this style".
- If the style you want is not installed , click the 'get more styles' tab, search for the style you need, select it and click 'install'. The style is now available for you to use in your document.
Other citation and bibliography options
You can copy any citation directly from Mendeley for pasting into email or text documents.
- Highlight the citation you want to copy. You may select more than one citation at a time.
- Right click and select 'copy as' and choose 'formatted citation'. The style used will be the one currently in use under the 'view->citation style' menu.
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Mendeley Reference Manager: Creating bibliographies
- Getting citations into Mendeley
- Organise your research
- Creating bibliographies
- Sharing and collaborating
DkIT Harvard Referencing Style
Mendeley lets you choose from various referencing styles. We recommend you use the 'Harvard - Dundalk Institute of Technology' style.
This needs to be installed in Mendeley Desktop before you can use it in Microsoft Word. Instructions are in the PDF below.
- Using DkIT's Harvard Referencing Style in Mendeley
For quick citations in most text editors, including Google Docs, select the paper you want to cite in Mendeley Desktop and click: Edit > Copy Citation. Then, paste it into the document you are composing.
Alternatively, you can drag and drop the paper from the Mendeley Desktop window to the document, and a reference in the current selected citation style will be added there.
Creating a Bibliography
Once you have your documents in Mendeley, you can cite and reference them within Word and OpenOffice by installing plug-ins. Once installed, you will have tool bar buttons that will allow you to cite a document, generate a bibliography, or manually edit any entry.
Go to Tools > Install... and select the plugin you wish to add.
- When creating a paper, click on Insert Citation in the toolbar to cite a document from your Mendeley Library.
- If you are using Word on Windows, a box will appear allowing you to search for references by author, title or year (note that this is only available for Microsoft Word for Windows at the moment; for Word on Mac or OpenOffice, skip ahead to the second-to-last step).
- When you find the reference you want to cite, click OK and you're done. You can cite multiple references by using semicolons to separate them.
- If you prefer to find references using Mendeley Desktop, press the "Go to Mendeley" button beneath the search box, which brings up Mendeley Desktop. Then select the document in Mendeley Desktop, and click Send Citation to MS Word (or OpenOffice). Again, you can cite multiple documents. Just hold the Ctrl key and left click the documents you want to cite.
- Your citation will be sent to your word processor. You can select your preferred citation style in the drop down menu in your word processor.
- Now you can generate a bibliography by clicking Insert Bibliography.
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Mendeley: Create a Bibliography
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Adding Citation Styles to Mendeley
How to add more citation styles to Mendeley
- In Mendeley Desktop use the View pull down menu from the Mendeley toolbar.
- Select Citation Styles and then click on more styles.
- In the pop-up window you will see your installed styles
- Click on the Get More Styles tab
- Search for the style you want in the search box.
- Select the style and click on download.
- Go back to the Installed tab . Select the new style and click on Use this style to add it to your installed styles.
- How to add more citation styles to your installed styles in Mendeley - Detailed Instructions
How to Create a Bibliography
Creating a bibliography can be done either in Mendeley Desktop or in Microsoft Word using the Mendeley Citation plug-
- From the Mendeley Desktop Toolbar, select View >> Citation Style. Select your style or click on More Styles.
- Method 1: Highlight the references you want to include in Mendeley Desktop, then Drag and drop them from Mendeley Desktop your document.
- Method 2: Select the references in Mendeley Desktop and right click. Select Copy, then select Formatted Citation. Paste the citations into Word.
- This method takes the references you have previously inserted into your Word document, your in-text citations, and pulls those citations into a formatted bibliography.
- From the Mendeley References toolbar in Word, select the desired citation style from the dropdown menu. If the style you need doesn't appear, go back to Mendeley Desktop and select the style you want to use.
- Place your cursor in your Word document where you want the bibliography to appear, then in the Mendeley "References" toolbar, click "Insert Bibliography"
How to add more citation styles to your installed styles
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Create an On-the-Fly Bibliography in Word
- Importing References (Examples)
Creating an on-the-fly bibliography is as easy as dragging citations from Mendeley Desktop into your Word document.
- Select "View" from the Menu and choose the "Citation Style" option.
- Click on the desired citation style or click on "More Styles..." if the citation style is not displayed.
- Put citations that you need for the bibliography into a folder in Mendeley Desktop. You can also select citations from "All Documents" but this may be unwieldy if the number is large.
- Sort the references into the order required by the bibliography. Usually this will be by primary author with citations by the same author sorted by date. The easiest way to do this is to click the "Year" heading at the top of the citation list so they sort by date and then click the "Author" heading.
- To select multiple citations, hold down the Shift Key to choose sequential citations or the Control Key if the citations are not sequential.
- Click on the highlighted citations and drag them into Word. Mendeley will format the bibliography using the citations style you chose in step 1.
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