Skip to Main Content

Library Services




Guide to using Mendeley reference management and social citation sharing software

Using Mendeley Web with Word's built-in citation tool

If you are unable to install the Mendeley plug-in in Word (Mendeley Cite-O-Matic or Mendeley Cite), it is possible to use the built-in citation tool within Word to insert references from your Mendeley Web library.

First export your references from your Mendeley Web Library:

  • Open your Mendeley Web Library.
  • Select the references you want to export.
  • From the options at the bottom of the screen, select Export and then Microsoft Word (*.xml).

Next import your references into the:Microsoft Word Citation Manager:

  • Go to “References” and in the 'Citations and Bibliography' section, click on Manage Sources.
  • Click on Browse, navigate to the file you just downloaded and click on OK.
  • Your references will appear in the left hand pane. Select the reference(s) you wish to use and click on Copy, so they appear in the right hand pane. 
  • Click on Close.

Insert references into your document:

  • In the 'Citations and Bibliography' section, click on Insert Citation.
  • Select your reference from the list.