To use Mendeley with Microsoft Word, you need to install the Cite-O-Matic plugin. This allows Word and your Mendeley account to exchange information and, most importantly, lets you drop citations into your text as you type.
From your Mendeley Desktop. Click ‘Tools’ > ‘Install MS Word Plugin’ and follow the instructions. That’s it!
Now, open MS Word. Windows users, Mendeley Cite-O-Matic should now appear on your Word Ribbon within the References tab. Mine looks like this. Mac users will find their menu in the Add-ins tab.