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Mendeley Basics: Home

This guide of 3 short videos will help you get started using Mendeley in your papers.

Signing up for Mendeley

After watching this video you should:

  1. Sign up for an account at mendeley.com
  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.  You can download Microsoft Office 2019 by logging in with your Westminster email and password to the Help Desk and clicking "Want Software?" Select Office 2019 in the list and follow the prompts.
  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!

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