Mendeley Cite - Citation add-in for Microsoft® Word
Mendeley Cite is compatible with Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Word versions 2016 and above and with the Microsoft Word app for iPad®. If you are using an earlier version of Word, you can use the existing Mendeley Citation Plugin for Word available with Mendeley Desktop. Find out more here.
Mendeley Cite can:
Note - To use Mendeley Cite you'll need a free Mendeley account, available from www.mendeley.com. You can also set up an account through the add-on.
Position the cursor where you want to insert a citation in your document. Now go to the Mendeley Cite add-in window.
On the 'References' tab in Mendeley Cite select the check box of the reference(s) you wish to insert.
Select ‘Insert citation’ to insert the reference into your document. If you wish to insert multiple references, simply select more tick boxes. The citation will automatically update with the correct formatting.
Edit a Citation in your Word document
To edit references within a citation you have already created, position the cursor on the citation you want to edit and click to select it.
In the edit panel of Mendeley Cite, you can now see your selected citation. You can now select the reference pill you wish to edit to open the attributes panel.
After you have inserted one or more citations you can use Mendeley Cite to automatically create a bibliography of all the references you’ve cited. Position the cursor where you want the bibliography to appear in your document and go to the Mendeley Cite add-in window. Select the 'three radio buttons' located on the top right hand side menu and select the ‘Insert Bibliography’ button in the drop down menu.
Be sure to proofread all your citations!
Citation tools, such as Mendeley, are not fool proof. Errors in capitalization are common.
Selecting a citation style
Select from thousands of different citation styles. Search and select your preferred style to automatically update your references and bibliography.
New Release Fall 2023
Footnotes citation styles have been released in Mendeley Cite! Users are now able to insert footnote citations into their Word documents via Mendeley Cite.
Some citation styles have citations added at the bottom of the document page as a footnote, these styles include:
Footnote citations can now be inserted using Mendeley Cite.
How do I insert footnote citations into my document?
Users can insert footnote citations into their document in the same way they would in-text citations.
Open Mendeley Cite in MS Word and select ‘Citation Settings’ and then select ‘Change citation style’.
Search for and select your chosen citation style, such as Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition (full note).
Either select the references you would like to insert and insert your chosen citations by selecting ‘insert # citations’ in the pop-up at the bottom of the add-in
In Word desktop, the footnote citation will appear at the bottom of the document page but in Word for the web, the footnote citation will appear upon selecting the footnote number.