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Mendeley: Create Bibliographies

This guide will help you use Mendeley, the reference manager and academic collaboration network.

Generating a Bibiography

Disclaimer: this video is from 2011, so instructions may be slightly different with newer versions of Word and Mendeley. 

Finding, Modifying, and Creating Citation Styles

Mendeley with LaTeX and Overleaf

Mendeley is compatible with LaTeX and Overleaf (formerly WriteLaTeX).

Inserting Citations and Creating a Bibliography

Insert a citation

Once you have installed the citation plugin, you are ready to add citations to documents in MS Word or other word processing software. To insert a citation using Microsoft Word:

  • Place your cursor where you want the citation.
  • Depending on your version of MS Word: Select the References tab and locate the Mendeley Cite-O-Matic options (PC); or look for the Mendeley toolbar or Mendeley menu (Mac).
  • Click the Insert Citation button and search for references by author, title, or year from your Mendeley Library. References can also be added from Groups - just change the drop-down menu from My Library to one of your Groups.
  • After a reference has been selected, you have the option to add another reference to the same citation. When done, click OK.  
  • After a citation has been inserted, you may change the citation style using the Style drop-down box. 

Cite-o-matic

MS Word floating mendeley toolbar

 

 

Mendeley Menu on Mac

Create a Bibliography

  • After at least one citation has been added to your document, place your cursor where you want your bibliography, then select the Insert Bibliography option. Click the Refresh option to update the bibliography as you add more citations.
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