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How to use Mendeley for automatic reference cite in research paper | reference cite | Mendeley

How to use Mendeley for automatic reference cite in research paper | reference cite | Mendeley


Hello, viewers! Welcome to LMS Solution. In today's tutorial, we'll explore the process of using Mendeley, a powerful reference management tool, to streamline citation tasks for your research paper. Developed by Elsevier, Mendeley offers a user-friendly interface and is freely available for use. Let's dive into the steps to effectively use Mendeley for citing references.


Download Mendeley Desktop:

  • Open Google Chrome and type "Mendeley Desktop" in the search bar.

  • Visit the official Mendeley website and click on "Download Now."

  • Download the version suitable for your operating system (e.g., Windows).

Install Mendeley:

  • After downloading, install the software on your computer.

  • Once installed, a shortcut will appear on your desktop.

Getting Started:

Login to Mendeley:

  • Open the Mendeley Desktop and log in using your Elsevier account or create a new account.

Adding References:

Uploading Documents:

  • Click on the "+" icon to add a new reference.

  • Choose to add a document from your computer.

  • Select the document you want to add (PDF or other formats).

Manual Entry:

  • Alternatively, you can manually add references.

  • Click on "+" and choose "Add Entry Manually."

  • Enter the required details such as title, author, and publication information.

Using Mendeley Web Importer:

  • Install the Mendeley Web Importer Chrome extension.

  • Navigate to a webpage containing references.

  • Use the extension to import references directly into Mendeley.

Citation Management:

Cite While You Write (CWYW):

  • Install the Mendeley Cite add-in for Microsoft Word.

  • Login with your Mendeley credentials.

  • In Word, go to "Insert" > "Mendeley" > "Insert Citation" to cite references.

Changing Citation Style:

  • Customize citation styles in Mendeley.

  • In Word, use the Mendeley Cite add-in to change citation styles dynamically.

Organizing References:

  • Create folders in Mendeley to organize references by topic or project.

  • Easily retrieve and cite relevant references when needed.


Using Mendeley for citation management enhances the efficiency of your research paper writing process. With its easy-to-use interface, document upload capabilities, and integration with Microsoft Word, Mendeley simplifies the citation and referencing workflow.

Future Considerations:

Explore advanced features of Mendeley, such as collaboration tools, to enhance teamwork on research projects. Stay tuned for more insights on effective research practices.

In conclusion, Mendeley is a valuable tool for researchers, providing a systematic approach to managing and citing references. Thank you for watching our tutorial. Subscribe to our channel and click the bell icon for notifications on upcoming videos. Until next time, goodbye!

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