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Installing the Mendeley Citation plugin for Word


To use Mendeley with Microsoft Word, you need to install the Citation 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!

install MS word plugin

Now, open MS Word. Windows users, the Mendeley plugin 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.


Congratulations! You are now ready to start citing with Mendeley’s plug-in. Any problems at all, contact Kings Norton Library or MIRC or check out Mendeley’s support materials online.

Karen Stokes

Written By: Karen Stokes

A Business Librarian since 2009, Karen leads support for the Cranfield MBA courses, both full-time and Executive.

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  1. Ringo 02/06/2020 at 11:03 am - Reply

    I have had problems with the installation of the Word plugin and I have been able to solve it thanks to this post that I have read on another website, I share it in case someone else happens.

    Word plugin in Mendeley Solution to the problem

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