These instructions cover how to use Mendeley’s citing functionality with Microsoft Word. Mendeley also works with many other word processors, and the instructions should be similar. Please contact us if you need any assistance.
In our Mendeley Beginner’s Guide, you will find instructions for adding citations to your document using the Mendeley plugin.
You can also add citations by:
If you have entered two in-text citations side-by-side, they may not have joined in accordance with the rules of your citation style.
When using author-date styles, such as APA 6th, you may have some in-text citations where you want to include the year only, without the author name(s).
To remove the author name(s) in Mendeley:
In some author-date styles, such as APA 6th, you are required to include the page number(s) (or other location information, such as paragraph number, or section, or part, etc.) when using a direct quotation. For these styles, it is also recommended that you include the page number(s) (etc.) when paraphrasing from a long or complex document, such as a government report or book.
To add the page number(s) in Mendeley: