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ENG 448 - The Roaring 20s: MLA Style/Mendeley

Resources to help with ENG 448 research and writing assignments

Citing your Sources

Citing your sources in MLA is important.  This page includes resources to help.  I highly recommend exploring Mendeley, which is a software tool that will allow you to easily collect and format your in-text and bibliographic citations in MLA format. If you need help getting it set up, please get in touch.

MLA Help

Signing up for Mendeley

After watching this video you should:

  1. Sign up for an account at
  2. Download Mendeley Desktop onto your personal computer or access a college computer with Mendeley Desktop installed (lab computers, library laptops)

Importing Citations and Sources into Mendeley

After watching this video you should:

  1. Sign into Mendeley Desktop
  2. Install the Word plug-in
  3. Import an RIS file from WISE
  4. Create a citation for another source (website, Encyclopedia article, etc.)

Using Mendeley with Word

After watching this video you should:

  1. Ensure you have Microsoft Office or download Microsoft Office here (Log in with your Westminster email and password).
  2. Select the citation style you'd like to use in Mendeley Desktop.
  3. Drag and drop a citation into a word document (as if you were handing in a bibliography).
  4. Add one or more in-text citations as if you were writing a paper.
  5. After 4, click "Create Bibliography" to insert the full citation for any in-text cited sources. 
  6. Use Mendeley for your research paper and other assignments!