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Mendeley Institutional Edition: Cite & Write

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online and discover the latest research.

Installing the citation plugin

Mendeley can significantly speed up the process of writing your own papers. The Citation Plugin allows you to quickly and easily cite materials that you’ve added to your Mendeley library.

To install MS Word Plugin: 

When installed the plugin will appear as below on Microsoft Windows:


It is a free, simple plugin for Microsoft Word (Windows, Mac) or Libre Office (All platforms)

Cite as you write

Generate citations and bibliographies in a whole range of journal styles with just a few clicks. For your convenience, we've made sure Mendeley's Citation Plugin is compatible with Word (including Word for Mac) and LibreOffice. We also support BibTeX export for use with LaTeX.

Annotate as you read


Easily add your thoughts on documents in your own library, even from mobile devices. For ease of collaboration, you can also share documents with groups of colleagues and annotate them together.

Import references easily

Import papers and other documents from your desktop, your existing libraries or websites quickly and easily. Mendeley automatically captures author, title and publisher information.

Insert citation style

Position the cursor where you want to insert your first citation and press the Insert Citation button on the toolbar.

The Mendeley Citation Editor popup will appear, allowing you to search your Mendeley library for the appropriate reference. Enter a search term and choose the desired reference from the list of results.

Press Ok to insert a citation to the selected reference.

Advenced: The Citation style editor

You can add a citation style other than the saved style with Citation Style EditorTo get started we recommend this tutorial

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