To install the MS Word plug in:
When installed the plugin will appear as below on Microsoft Windows:
To set your default citation style in Mendeley just go to View, Citation Style, and click on the style you need. You can always change this if you need to. You can also select a different style when adding citations to individual documents in Word (see below).
Once you have installed the citation plugin, you are ready to add citations to documents in MS Word or other word processing software. To insert a citation using Microsoft Word:
On some Macs, inserting may look like this:
Once you have added all your in-text citations, click on Insert Bibliography in the toolbar to create your works cited list.
On some Macs creating a bibliography will look like this.
Once you have done this you will have a manuscript complete with in-text citations and a bibliography.
If you want to create a bibliography, without having a document that has in-text citations, you can do so directly from Mendeley Desktop.
Select all the records you wish to add to your list, from your Mendeley Library, and then go to Edit and click on Copy. Once you have done this you can go to a text document, like Word, and simply click Paste. This will create a bibliography in your chosen citation style.