Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Install Word Plugin
Instal the Word plugin from Mendeley Desktop:
When installed, the plugin will appear as follows:
Word for Windows:
Word for Mac:
Generating Citations with MS Word
Mendeley reference styles
Select your preferred reference style of choice from the View tab in Mendeley Desktop
If you need to create a new or personalize an existing reference style, you need to do so in the open source Citation Style Editor (the link only go to the right place if you are logged in to Mendeley Web). To get started we recommend this tutorial.
Text processing platforms
MS Word / Word for Mac / Open Office / Office Libre:
Install the Mendeley plugin
- Mendeley does not support Google Docs and you cannot use Mendeley to insert formatted in-text citations into Google Docs. You can, however, create a bibliography using the Mendeley Desktop by either:
- Highlighting a reference in Mendeley, then dragging & dropping it to Google Docs.
- Copying and pasting. Simply right-click or select Copy in the Edit menu to select multiple references for your bibliography, select preferred reference style in the View tab, and paste into Google Docs.