Once you have your documents in Mendeley, you can cite and reference them within Word and OpenOffice by installing plug-ins. Once installed, you will have tool bar buttons that will allow you to cite a document, generate a bibliography, or manually edit any entry.
Go to Tools in Mendeley Desktop.
Install... and select the plugin you wish to add.
Cite seamlessly without leaving Word.
You can insert citations from your Mendeley account directly into your paper as you write. When your paper is done, Mendeley can auto-generate your bibliography.
Whilst working within you Word document, place your curser where you wish to insert your selected citation.
Now you can generate a bibliography.
Mendeley generates the Bibliography
To have Mendeley generate the Bibliography for your finished paper, you must first insert some of your citations. When you are ready to generate the Bibliography:
To make a quick Bibliography of citations selected directly from your Mendeley account:
To add a Reference style to your Mendeley Desktop:
List of Mendeley citation styles
Quickly search and select your citation style from a rapidly growing community managed database, or create new styles with the new CSL Editor.