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Citing Your Sources: Cite & Write

Citation Styles

Click View → Citation Styles → More Styles to search for citation styles on Mendeley Desktop.

View tab with citation style menu selected

You can also edit your own citation styles with the open source Citation Style Editor. To get started we recommend this tutorial.

Using the Citation Plugin

This quick tutorial shows you how to install and generate citations with the plugin:

You can also find in-depth instructions on using the plugin and advanced features in the Using the Citation Plugin Guide.

Install Cite-O-Matic in Word

You can easily generate in-text citations and bibliographies as your write in Word with the Mendeley MS Word plugin.

To install the citation plugin, open Mendeley Desktop and go to 'Tools' in the main toolbar, then click 'Install MS Word Plugin'. 

Tools menu with Install MS Word Plugin option selected

You should see a 'Plugin Installed' screen if the installation is successful. If the installation does not work, make sure the Word is completely closed on your computer before installing the plugin.

Installation Success Screen

The Cite-O-Matic Word plugin should appear as either a ribbon (Windows) or a toolbar (Mac).

The Mendeley Cite-o-matic in Microsoft Word for Windows 

Mac Word Cite-O-Matic plugin toolbar