Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Mendeley (English): List of references in Word

Mendeley is software to save, manage and share references

Microsoft Word and Mendeley

Option 1: If you want to use Mendeley for referencing in Microsoft Office Word:

  • In Mendeley Desktop, go to Tools > Install MS Word Plug-in.
  • In Microsoft Word, the Mendeley Insert Citation will appear in the ‘References’ or "verwijzingen" tab.
  • Select Insert Citation > Go to Mendeley.
  • Select a reference and click ‘Cite’ at the top. This will send the citation to Microsoft Word.  
  • Select your referencing style, then click ‘Insert Bibliography’. The style, which is often determined by a journal or society, is a way of describing a reference.

You can also use BibTeX to format references as .bib-files and to import them into LaTeX.

Option 2: install the "Get Mendeley Cite" Microsoft add-in.

Be aware that on ISC-hosted work spaces you cannot install 'Mendeley Cite' yet, as they haven't activated Microsoft 365-addins yet (July 2021).

  • Go to Tools\Get Mendeley Cite
  • Click “Nu downloaden”
  • Enter your emailaddress for Microsoft AppSource
  • Enter your account details and give Microsoft permission to use your account details
  • You will be redirected to Microsoft 365
  • Click on “Openen in Word”
  • Click on “Koppeling openen”
  • You go to Microsoft Word and click on the right on “Trust this add-in”
  • Sign in to your Mendeley Account
  • Your references from your library appear in the right screen
  • This add-in appears under the tab References (Verwijzingen). If not go to Insert\My Add-ins\Select Mendeley Cite\Insert

Once it's installed the next screens appear:

Sign in and select your references that you want to insert into your text. Click on More to insert the bibliography.

Mendeley Cite can also be used as a standalone add-in, so without using Mendeley Reference Manager.

Examples of references

Example of references using Nature style:

Example of references using APA style:

How to generate citations with MS Word and Open Office (video)