To use the full functionality of Mendeley, you will need to download Mendeley Desktop which works on Macs, Windows, Linux, and Android.
You will most often be importing references using the Mendeley toolbar button. You will need to download a web importer for this.
Citation management software allows you to organize your citations by topic, class, or project and then quickly create a bibliography or cite a source within your paper.
This plug-in allows you to insert in-text citations and build a bibliography within Microsoft Word.
To download and use:
A citation will appear where your mouse is. Use the style dropdown menu to select the citation style. To create a bibliography, click Insert Bibliography in the Mendeley Cite box on the References tab in Word. A bibliography will be created at the end of the document.
After finishing your paper, you will want to disconnect your document from Mendeley which will remove the fields of code that Mendeley uses to connect to your Mendeley Library. This lets you make small edits to your references (useful if your output style meant a reference wasn’t displaying as required).
First saved copy: Ensure the document title has the word Mendeley in it so in the future you are aware this document is connected to Mendeley.
Second saved copy: