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International Studies 101

Citing Sources Accurately

Mendeley is a great way for you to keep track of the citations you get for this project (and any other assignments that come along!).  You can also use the quick-cite tools available in WISE, our other library databases, and the general web.

However - even if you use these tools (which we recommend) - make sure that the citations in your paper/presentation are formatted accurately! 

We recommend double-checking your citations using the Purdue OWL site - Purdue's Online Writing Lab is the nation's most widely used and trusted source for citation guidelines!

Create a Mendeley Account

Follow these steps to get started with Mendeley citation management:

1. Go to Mendeley.com and Create a Free Account. (please make sure to use your @westminster.edu email address for your account)

 

 

2. When you login with your new account, you will be able to view and edit your Library of citations from this page, or download an app to your computer called Reference Manager to use your Library. 

** Please note: As long as you have an internet connection, changes made to your Library will sync between the Library in your browser and the Library in Reference Manager.

 

Importing Citations into Mendeley

Add citations to your Mendeley Library in any of the following ways:

  1. Drag-and-drop article PDF into Library. (Mendeley.com or Reference Manager)
  2. Download the Mendeley Web Importer browser extension.
  3. Use direct database citation export tools (available in ScienceDirect and Scopus).
  4. Download individual citations in .ris format and upload to your Library (use this in WISE, EBSCOhost, and other databases).

 

  1. Drag-and-drop article PDF into Library. (Mendeley.com or Reference Manager)

 

 

  1. Download the Mendeley Web Importer browser extension (using the Reference Manager app).

 

 

 

3. Use direct database citation export tools (available in ScienceDirect and Scopus).

NOTE: If you are not signed in to Mendeley on your browser, Scopus will allow you to do so after selecting Export -> Mendeley

 

 

 

4. Download individual citations in .ris format and upload to your Library (use this in WISE, EBSCOhost, and other databases).

 

 

 

 

Downloading Mendeley Cite

Mendeley Cite allows you to add citations from your Library to any Microsoft Word document.  Follow these steps to set it up on your computer.

1. Go to the Microsoft AppSource store and download the Mendeley Cite add-in (free download).

 

 

 

2. Once you have downloaded the add-in, you will be able to go to Microsoft Word to finish the installation.

 

 

3. Mendeley Cite appears in the References tab (far right side) at the top of Microsoft Word.

 

 

 

4. If you don't see Mendeley Cite in the References tab, you can manually add it by going to the Insert tab in Microsoft Word.

 

 

Using Mendeley Cite in Microsoft Word

Add citations from your Mendeley Library into your Word document, choose the citation style, and insert a bibliography.

 

  • Add citations to your Word document
    1. Select the Mendeley Cite add-in on the References tab.
    2. Search for the citation you want, or browse through a list of citations in your Library.
    3. Check the box next to the citation(s) you want to add and click Insert __ Citation(s)

 

 

  • Choose the citation style
    1. Click on Citation Style in the Mendeley Cite add-in top menu.
    2. Browse through a list of citation styles OR click "Select another style..." to search for a different style.
    3. Click Update Citation Style.

 

 

  • Insert a bibliography
    1. Place your cursor where you would like to place the bibliography (for example: start a new page at the end of the document).
    2. Click on More -> Insert Bibliography on the Mendeley Cite add-in top menu.