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Mendeley Basics

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.

Install the free plugin for LibreOffice or MS Word

 Install the free plugin for LibreOffice or MS Word to cite a document and generate a bibliography:


After installing the Microsoft Word plugin you will see:


 You can pull citations from Mendeley Desktop or Mendeley Web.


Copy and paste a citation into Google Docs or other applications. Click the document, then Edit - Copy Citation, and paste it where you want it.


Choose from a variety of citation styles.


Choose File - Save As - to save document without Mendeley Fields and to make the citations editable.