Mendeley Cite - Citation Tool for Students
Mendeley Cite is a citation tool add-in for Microsoft Word (online) that allows you to quickly and easily cite materials as well as generate a full bibliography of the materials you’ve referenced in the paper. This article includes information on how to access and use Mendeley Cite in Word online.
- Log into your UW-Parkside Rangermail account.
- Click on the Apps icon and select Microsoft Word.
- Click on References > Mendeley Cite.
- In the Mendeley Cite add-in window in the right hand side panel, you will be prompted to sign into your Mendeley account.
Note: If you don't already have an account, you can register for one via the add-in window.
How to insert a citation
- Position the cursor where you want to insert a citation in your document.
- Click on the References tab > Mendeley Cite.
- In the Mendeley Cite add-in window, 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.
How to edit references
- 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.
- Within the attributes panel you will see various options for editing the reference. You can add values to specific reference attributes (such as page numbers) and provide a prefix/suffix.
- You also have the option to suppress the author name. Any edits you make to this specific citation will be applied within your document, depending on the citation style you have selected.
Creating a bibliography
- Position the cursor where you want the bibliography to appear in your document
- From the Mendeley Cite add-in window, select the More menu.
- Select the Insert Bibliography button in the drop down menu.
Mendeley Cite will style all of your citations and bibliography according to the citation style you have selected and your bibliography will automatically reorder and restructure itself every time you add an additional citation. It will also automatically renumber the items if you insert a new citation earlier in the document.