Referencing and citing


Free software, popular in science and engineering. Features professional networking and suggests articles related to your research.

Mendeley Desktop is available on Mac, Windows and Linux. Mendeley online access functions on all major web browsers. Mobile versions of Mendeley are available for iPad, iPhone and Android devices.

Install Mendeley

Create a free account

Sign up online to synchronise your references across all devices and enjoy professional networking with a Mendeley account.

Use your Victoria University of Wellington email address, and confirm your affiliation, to get:

  • 100GB of personal online storage
  • 100GB of shared online storage to use with up to 100 collaborators
  • integration with University single-sign-on


Write and cite using the Mendeley Citation Plugin

In addition to helping you manage your materials and organise your research, Mendeley can significantly speed up the process of writing your own papers. The Citation Plugin allows you to quickly and easily cite materials that you’ve added to your Mendeley library - as well as generating a full bibliography of the materials you’ve referenced in the paper. Best of all, it allows you to completely restyle all of the references you’ve inserted into a paper with just a couple of clicks.

Installing the Mendeley Plugin for Office 365

First install the Mendeley desktop software and then use the following instructions to add the Plugin to your Office 365.

  1. Open Word, then go to "file"->"options", a new window pops out.
  2. Select "Add-ins" in the left, then select "word add-ins" in "manage" (at the bottom), and click on "Go"
  3. Click "add", then select "Mendeley 1.19.4.dotm" from the Mendeley installation file, it may be in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mendeley Desktop\wordPlugin"
  4. Click OK, then you should find Mendeley in the "reference" tag on the top of word 365.

Please contact Digital Solutions if you need any further assistance.

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