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Mendeley Reference Management: Adding citations and bibliography in Word

Mendeley Cite

Once you have installed Mendeley Cite, you can access it in Word's tab References. Click the Mendeley Cite icon.

Select Sign in to log in with your Mendeley credentials.


Go to the tab Citation Style to choose a style. We recommend using Cite Them Right 11th Edition - Harvard. You can use it without edits, even though it differs from Haaga-Helia's reporting guidelines. If Cite Them Right is not listed, click Select another style.

Adding citations

Open Mendeley Cite by clicking the red Mendeley Cite button. Mendeley Cite window opens to the right side of your screen. Under References, select the correct Collection and reference, see image below. Select Insert citation. N.B.! Do not use the referencing tools built into the menu in Word! Always use the Mendeley Cite add-in.


If you want to add a citation with multiple references, select all the references and then click the Insert citation button.


Editing citations

If you need to edit a citation, for instance to add page numbers or hide author's name, click the reference in question. If you have already added a citation to your text and need to edit it afterwards, click the citation in your text or search for it in Mendeley Cite.



Add page numbers by selecting  Page in the drop-down menu. Type the page numbers. If a full stop is needed for the citation, add it to the Page field after page numbers. To hide author's name in citation, check  Suppress author. This will create a citation like this: ...according to Baum (2019)...

If you want to delete a citation, click it in your text. You can delete the citation in Mendeley Cite by clicking the check mark and selecting Save changes.

Inserting bibliography

When you want to add a bibliography to your text, first make sure the cursor is where you want to insert the bibliography..In Mendeley Cite, select More.


Then select Insert Bibliography.


Mendeley reminds you of the fact that the bibliography is inserted where you cursor is located in your document. Finally, select Continue.


Deleting bibliography

The bibliography is updated automatically whenever you add or delete references or edit them. If you for some reason wish to delete the bibliography, do so by clicking the bibliography. A frame with three dots appear around the bibliography. When you click the three dots on the upper left corner, the whole bibliography will be selected. Now you can delete it as you would any text in Wod.


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