To install the Mendeley Cite add-in, click on the Tools tab in Mendeley Reference Manager and select Install Mendeley Cite for Microsoft Word.
A new tab in your preferred web browser will open and you will be prompted to sign in to the Microsoft Store. Once you have installed the add-in, a Mendeley Cite icon will appear under the References tab.
If the Mendeley Cite icon is not appearing on your MS Word ribbon, Open the Insert tab on your MS Word document. On the Add-ins group click the down arrow on My Add-ins then select Mendeley Cite to launch.
Once you have clicked on the Mendeley Cite icon, you will be prompted to sign in with your Mendeley credentials.
After signing in, you will be able to access your Mendeley library within Word and you will easily be able to add, edit and remove citations as needed. You can also use Mendeley Cite to generate a bibliography according to the referencing style you have selected.
Inserting a citation
Use the search box to look for the source you want to cite, either by title or author of the source. Select the source and click on the insert citation button.
Editing a citation
Click on the citation you want to edit in your document. The citation will be highlighted in the Mendeley Cite column. By selecting the relevant citation, you can make any necessary changes, e.g add a page number on the pages field and tick the suppress author button if you want to omit the author. After editing the citation click on Save Changes button.
Changing the referencing style
Move to the Citation style tab in the Mendeley Cite column. A list of referencing styles will appear. Scroll down the list to select the style you want to use. Click on it and select the Update Citation Style button. If the referencing style you are looking for is not embedded in Mendeley Cite, click on the Select Another Style button. A search box will appear then you will be able to search the referencing style by putting in the name e.g., Stellenbosch University – Harvard. The searched style will appear, click on the style and press the update citation style button.
Inserting a reference list/bibliography
Move to the More tab (three horizontal dots) of your Mendeley Cite. Click on the three dots to open more options. Click on insert bibliography. Before generating the reference list make sure the cursor is placed where you wish to insert the bibliography.