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MS Word 2010 onwards

To export your references:

  1. Open your Mendeley Web Library
  2. Select the references you want to export
  3. Click on Export to MS Word, which will download an .xml file.
  4. Open Word and go to “References” and then “Manage Resources.”
  5. Browse your folder and select the .xml file. Your references will be available in Word’s Citation Manager.

mm_img_nl_201702_ms-word-citation-toolThe number of citation styles in Word are limited but you can install more styles from BibWord.
MS Word’s citation system is not the same system used by Mendeley Desktop. Using both on the same document will yield two sets of citations and two bibliographies.

MS Word pre-2010

Insert a citation (using Microsoft Word)

  • Install citation plugin (see below).
  • Open your word document and click mouse cursor on spot in Word document where you require your citation
  • Select References tab in Word document and locate the Insert Citation button
  • Click Insert Citation button. Then, search for required reference by author, title or even year and press OK. The reference selected will now appear in the position the mouse cursor was originally placed. 

Create a bibliography

  • After at least one citation has been placed into your Word document, a bibliography can be created by clicking Insert Bibliography button under the References tab in Word. 
  • If more citation are added after the bibliography has been created, click the Refresh button under the Bibliography button in Word. 


Choose a citation style

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