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Referencing in Microsoft Word with Mendeley Desktop

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This video now has an accompanying written guide: https://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/academic-referencing-using-mendeley-desktop-with-microsoft-word/ Additional Word Tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wkdO2BPCZo Contents: 0:00 Introduction 0:46 Download and Install 1:31 Making a Mendeley Account 3:04 Signing in to Mendeley 3:38 Installing the Word Plugin 4:12 Adding PDF Journal Articles to Mendeley 5:00 Adding Book Chapter/Sections to Mendeley 7:03 Inserting Citations in Word 7:43 Inserting a Bibliography in Word 7:53 Changing Reference Style and Downloading more Reference Styles (Institute of Physics Numeric Example) 8:47 Numeric Reference Style → Automatic Renumbering (Automatic renumbering will also occur should you decide to delete some text in the Word Document including a citation) 9:32 Changing Reference Style and Downloading more Reference Styles (Harvard - Imperial College Example) 10:40 Add Journal Article (without PDF) Reference Manually 12:57 File Section (Add PDF to Manual Refence) 13:05 Discussion of Online Syncing of References and PDF files 14:05 A Complicated Document. My PhD Thesis Example https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305654118_Nanometrology_using_Time-Resolved_Fluorescence Show less
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Philip Yip (6 months ago)
This video now has an accompanying written guide: https://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/academic-referencing-using-mendeley-desktop-with-microsoft-word/
E.H. Lee (4 months ago)
why I cannot download more reference style from getting more style there, and it always shows an invalid grant?
Iqra Azam (1 month ago)
Its really helpful. Thank you so much!
Cornelia Bugelnig (1 month ago)
Hey! How can I use "cf." I need to citate always with "cf". Please support
Yaniv Ramuk (2 months ago)
Thanks brother, God bless you
Firdos Fatima (3 months ago)
Can someone do it for me plz
Mantshonyane lent (3 months ago)
how do you reference a website?
Angesom Gebregziabher (3 months ago)
Thanks, Dr. Philip. This lecture is neat and clear for understanding.
Joe Bartlett (3 months ago)
this helped me so much!
Joe Bartlett (3 months ago)
@Philip Yip so useful. Funnily enough I'm actually on Brunswick Street around the corner from Strathclyde. Haha.
Philip Yip (3 months ago)
Thanks for the comment, I'm glad you've found it useful. :)
Maria dos Santos (3 months ago)
Thank you so much Philip...
Philip Yip (3 months ago)
You're very welcome. :)
Muhammad Taky Tahmid (4 months ago)
Very Helpful. Thanks :)
Vuthy Va (4 months ago)
Is Mendeley free? No subscription? And what are the drawbacks of using Mendeley?
Philip Yip (4 months ago)
The Free Version was used in this video and the Free Version has 1-2 GB of Personal online storage for a single user... https://blog.mendeley.com/tag/mendeley-storage-limits/ This blog is a little outdated. I'm trying to find up to date information on the storage plans as it is now acquired by Elseviewer. In any case it suffices for students writing their undergraduate thesis/dissertation and for most PhD students. Mendeley however is a commercial product. Paid versions are available for those who want to share their Mendeley libraries e.g. for large Research Groups who are writing papers together.
cr0azy1 (4 months ago)
Hello Philip thank you for your manual. Could you help me with my problem. I have a word document of over 5000 words and I'm trying to shorten it. Therefore I need to delete some of the text with citations. The problem is when I delete text that is merged citatiated the reference numbering do not sync correctly. That way I end up having text citation connected with the wrong author. How can I delete text so that reference numbering at the end of the document shows correct authors. I only have this problem when I delete text that is merged citated. Hope you understand my problem. Thank you.
cutie pie (4 months ago)
how to set references in medlyey how have already written how could we manage them
cutie pie (4 months ago)
sir ! need your help
Vadde Ramu (4 months ago)
How to cite two journals in one reference number. I mean multiple citation for one sentence with single reference number for suppose in endnote if i add 1a,b 2a,b,c,d reference this is the only missing part in mendeley
Kay Kumar (5 months ago)
Hi Philip, thanks for the tutorial. I have a question on changing in-line citations. For example: 1. This is a complete sentence (Author et al, 2018). 2. Author (2018) reported a complete sentence. Can you please show, how to change in-line citation from 1 to 2 (as shown above) for any particular citation style?? I used EndNote earlier and this could be done easily in that. Recently I have migrated to Mendeley (since it is free) and having trouble to figure this out. It will be great if you can please help. Thanks!
Kay Kumar (5 months ago)
Thanks for the response. I am using the citation style: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. My question is while using this style, how can I format the in-line citations as 1 and 2 (above example). There should be a way to change the format 1 to format 2, this is what I am looking for. EndNote can do this, but I don't know how to achieve this in Mendeley ??
Philip Yip (5 months ago)
You need to find the right referencing style... note as I mentioned in the video some reference styles are different but have the same name such as the Harvard Referencing Style which varies from University and Department.
Bakar Khan Mayo (5 months ago)
thank u Philip yip
Yousaf Khan (5 months ago)
thank you sir
A d Sa (6 months ago)
Thank you very much Philip! Little question: Sometimes when I add a new article/pdf, Mendeley gets apparently the wrong detail information. In other words, it gets the detail information from an unrelated publication of another science discipline. In this case, I have to modify the detail information manually or how would you do it? Thank you very much.
A d Sa (6 months ago)
Thank you for the fast answer. I will try out. Have a nice day!
Philip Yip (6 months ago)
If your article has a DOI, try a DOI lookup in Mendeley as this sometimes helps it. Otherwise Mendeley isn't perfect, especially with older papers or less well-known publishers, you'll always need to quickly check it gets the right information.
Francis David (6 months ago)
please i need to know the sequence of referencing....are we referencing the actual aurthur of the article or we are referencing the reference used by the aurthur of that article?
Philip Yip (6 months ago)
You reference what you have read. If you read something and it references to another paper and both are relevant than you reference them both.
Aaina Syafiqah (6 months ago)
Thank you so much for sharing this information, it will help me a lot with my presentation.
Fernanda Figueroa (7 months ago)
Hello Philip, tks for your video, very helpfull. I need to know how to onclude in the bibliografy/references, papers that were not cited along the text but that I read and consulted to elaborate the text. I mean, papers that are in the mendeley library, but were not cited in the text of my work. How can I include them in the bibliografhy/references of that work?
Fernanda Figueroa (7 months ago)
@Philip Yip tks!!
Philip Yip (7 months ago)
I've never done that... I'm not sure why you wouldn't cite them within your text... I don't think it's supported with Mendeley Desktop... I guess as a workaround you could create a blank page or at the end of your last page before your reference and insert in all the citations as you would like you were embedding them in standard text. Then you could change the font size to something extremely small and change the font colour to white.
Zabani Abdul (7 months ago)
Stress
folorunsho sodiq (8 months ago)
Thank you for this wonderful video. You are a life saver. You've saved me the trouble of doing it manually and to change the referencing style. Thanks so much.
Truthbehindnews 7 (8 months ago)
Have you read 273 reference books or articles? Or are you just referencing because you got a part of them?
PRISCA Oluchi Ulu (8 months ago)
You're a life saver.Thanks a lot.
This video is so helpful! Thank you very much!
boon for researchers, thank you Mr.Philip,, Good explanation
Maria Mitova (9 months ago)
I do not understand why this should be easier than word, when you still have to enter so many things manually? I really do not understand how does it help you.
CHANDI RUPASINGHE (9 months ago)
I have no styles. How can i browe it for my word doc.
Philip Yip (9 months ago)
Sorry for the late reply i was travelling around the UK and Ireland this week. I demonstrate how to add a style in the video. Do you have absolutely no styles or? It may be worthwhile trying to uninstall and reinstall the Mendeley plugin or the program.
Orazio Infrizzi (10 months ago)
Thanks, very helpful. I have a question: I see you added citations also in the captions of your thesis. I'm trying to do the same with figure captions but an error message pops out ("Mendeley can not insert a citation or bibliography at this location"). Can you tell me how you managed to do that? I'm using Word 2016 and the Mendeley plugin for Word.
Orazio Infrizzi (10 months ago)
Thank you so much :)
Philip Yip (10 months ago)
You have some strange formatting in your document... If you have put your figure in a text box and also put your figure caption in the textbox and try to use Mendeley it will yield the error "Mendeley can not insert a citation or bibliography at this location". This is because Mendeley doesn't work in a textbox and it's nothing to do with the caption. You should not use textboxes for Captions, instead put the figure and caption directly in the word document. You can then highlight the figure and caption and then enclose them with a border. You will see the Word 2016 "Home" Tab and then "Paragraph" section. It may also help if you show/hide the Paragraph marks when trying to diagnose such issues. There was nothing particularly special I done. If I open up word 2016 and select References, then insert Caption to get Figure 1 and type some text I can then select References and Insert Citation. My document was set up like I show in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wkdO2BPCZo
Hayder Alkhudery (10 months ago)
Thanks a lot
Gu Lu (11 months ago)
thanks
Philip Yip (11 months ago)
You're welcome. :)
Kgaugelo Letsoalo (1 year ago)
This was so helpful, been struggling to get around this thing for months now, had to do my references manually for my thesis last year. Thank you so much.
HungryScottishPotato (1 year ago)
Thank you for the awesome tutorial. I'm at strathy myself studying cancer therapies so this was a big help when it comes to writing my thesis. Again, thank you so much for your help here.
Philip Yip (1 year ago)
You're welcome, I'm glad it's helped. Nice to see a comment from a fellow Strathy are you based in SIPBS or the Wolfson Centre?
WatIsLove (1 year ago)
Is it not possible to generate bibliography directly from the mendeley library?
WatIsLove (1 year ago)
I haven't watched it fully yet but what about websites? or articles that can't be downloaded as PDF?
Dipanjan Giri (1 year ago)
can you please explain, how to put multiple references in a single reference, like that...References: 1 (a) xxxxx, (b) ccccc, (c)dddd_. 2. (a) cvcvc, (3) ggg...etc..
Philip Yip (1 year ago)
I've never referenced like that, it is a non-standard way to reference. As far as I know it can't be done in Mendeley (but I haven't tried all referencing styles).
Bushra (1 year ago)
hey,, i do all these things but it's not working! help. i have to submit my work in 2 days,,, when i click on insert citation and choose the article, nothing happens no citation appears !! it says formating citation then nothing appears!
Ibrahim Nazem Qader (1 year ago)
EndNote is also recommended because it sported by google scholar.
Emmanuel Vazquez (1 year ago)
Can you make a direct reference. All those type of referencing programs just use inderect citations. Example of indirect citations: Mendeley is the best citation available, (Philip Yip, 2016) Example of direct citation: According to Phili Yip (2016) mendeley is really useful.
Rupesh Karn (1 year ago)
but when we convert the word document into pdf form, the cited number isnot link with the bibliography and while clicking on the number the bibliography is not directed
This was so useful. Thanks !
Philip Yip (1 year ago)
You're very welcome. :)
Preet Jain (1 year ago)
Thank You for the info, how to delete a citation in word using Mendeley
Philip Yip (1 year ago)
Just highlight the citation in the word document and press delete. Then refresh the bibliography.
Soahum Bagchi (1 year ago)
is it recommended if you're using pirated pdf
innoslov innoslov (1 year ago)
Thank you so much for this down to earth explanation. This is life made easy for all Researchers. Welcome to the 21st Century.
Philip Yip (1 year ago)
You're welcome I'm glad you've found it useful. :)
Sigit Effendy (1 year ago)
Thanks
sundar shrestha (1 year ago)
Hi Philip, Is there any option to link in-text reference to reference in bibliography automatically using Mandeley?? Thank you!
Gustavo Mattos (1 year ago)
Really helpful mate! Thanks a lot for the video! It is really well explained!
Philip Yip (1 year ago)
You're welcome I'm glad you've found it helpful. :)
sneh gupta (1 year ago)
can we referece whom the author used as the literature review
TheHadesShade (1 year ago)
I got 26 sources to reference, I got them all in Mendeley and also in the text. but when I click insert bibliography I only get 9, what am I doing wrong??
Philip Yip (1 year ago)
Are you using the same reference source multiple times? Are they chapters out of the same book?
Shaymaa yousry (1 year ago)
hello...I have a question...I just can't find the "cite" button in my mendeley desktop...the button is absent!
Shaymaa yousry (1 year ago)
thanks...i uninstalled the mendeley n then reinstalled it..it worked..thanks for the helpful tutorial dr ^^
Philip Yip (1 year ago)
Sounds like somethings got stuck. Save your word document and restart both Word and Mendeley.
Carol Smith (1 year ago)
Thank you Phillip, very helpful, ready to go with it now.
Philip Yip (1 year ago)
Great, glad you've found it helpful. :)
How can I add the et al function using mendeley
Philip Yip (1 year ago)
Its dependent on the Reference Style you select.
Kibet Caroline (1 year ago)
Thanks, It has helped a lot
Philip Yip (1 year ago)
You're very welcome. :)
Sydney Ngwenya (1 year ago)
Thank you Dr Philip. Can you please assist with using Mendeley for creating reference lists within a document but at the end of say each section in microsoft word. This will be useful for those that want to use the thesis/dissertation style of paper format with references at the end of each section (chapter) and not traditional chapters style with all references at the end.
Philip Yip (1 year ago)
You are requesting a feature that has been highly requested in Mendeley uservoice feedback but has never been addressed... https://mendeley.uservoice.com/forums/4941-general/suggestions/937767-enable-multiple-distinct-bibliographies-in-a-singl
gina4837 (1 year ago)
Thanks Philip. Can I use a different citation style with a different bibliography style at the same time?
Philip Yip (1 year ago)
No you need to look though the many different styles to find the one that gives citations in the way you like as well as the biblography in the way you like... As I mentioned the difficulty here is because Universities and even departments within Universities are not standardised. What one University/Department calls "Harvard" is not the same as what another University/Department calls "Harvard" see 7:53 and 9:32.
Ashish Sisodia (1 year ago)
you idiot dumb shit, u dont know how to teach
Philip Yip (1 year ago)
Thanks for the very non-constructive feedback. Considering this tutorial video has 96,542 views and 303 likes with only 11 dislikes I would say plenty of people appreciate my teaching style and it's you that has issues. Have a good day and find better things to do than insult strangers on the internet.
very helpful.
Sikandar kumar (1 year ago)
thank you Mr, Yip
lanie dawe (1 year ago)
thankyou..:) it helps me a lot
Philip Yip (1 year ago)
Great I'm glad its helped you out. :)
Dasem Casem (1 year ago)
Thanks
Sa Ra (1 year ago)
Philip Yip,thanks for a great instructional video on Mendeley....much appreciated....
Philip Yip (1 year ago)
Glad you've found it helpful. :)
Ana Maria (1 year ago)
if I want to use a chemical structure from pubchem in my word document how can I put the referance ? thank you
Ana Maria (1 year ago)
thank you very much, you're a lifesaver :)
Philip Yip (1 year ago)
Good question, to the top right on the PubChem page select cite this record. Then in Mendeley manually add a website reference and add the information.
Philip Yip (1 year ago)
Contents: 0:00 Introduction 0:46 Download and Install 1:31 Making a Mendeley Account 3:04 Signing in to Mendeley 3:38 Installing the Word Plugin 4:12 Adding PDF Journal Articles to Mendeley 5:00 Adding Book Chapter/Sections to Mendeley 7:03 Inserting Citations in Word 7:43 Inserting a Bibliography in Word 7:53 Changing Reference Style and Downloading more Reference Styles (Institute of Physics Numeric Example) 8:47 Numeric Reference Style → Automatic Renumbering (Automatic renumbering will also occur should you decide to delete some text in the Word Document including a citation) 9:32 Changing Reference Style and Downloading more Reference Styles (Harvard - Imperial College Example) 10:40 Add Journal Article (without PDF) Reference Manually 12:57 File Section (Add PDF to Manual Refence) 13:05 Discussion of Online Syncing of References and PDF files 14:05 A Complicated Document. My PhD Thesis Example https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305654118_Nanometrology_using_Time-Resolved_Fluorescence
Zahraoui Younes (4 months ago)
Can you give me your WhatsApp number please??
Dania DK (10 months ago)
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Mei Ying Goh (1 year ago)
Thanks a lot Philip !!! I never knew how to use Mendeley until now .... its just so easy and fast !!! Thanks a lot .... I am doing my dissertation now for Bachelors, and with this ..... its just God's gift to me hahahahahah !!!!
Mei Ying Goh (1 year ago)
thankk youuu !!!!!!!!!!! :D
Philip Yip (1 year ago)
I'm glad my video has helped you. Good luck with the Bachelor's dissertation. :)
Chanda Trivedi (1 year ago)
Hi Philip, First of all thank you so much for this video. I just start using Mendeley and now I stuck to this situation that I don't understand how to remove the link below each reference. I wonder if you can suggest me something ASAP. Cheers
Philip Yip (1 year ago)
Great. :)
Chanda Trivedi (1 year ago)
Thanks, a lot Dr. Philip, I switch style to Emerald- Harvard and it works perfectly so far. Cheers
Philip Yip (1 year ago)
It is the Reference style you are using. Looking at your discussion you want to use "Harvard". The problem is that "Harvard" is not standardised across all Universities and faculties. Yet you are probably taught the Reference style you are using is called "Harvard" as if it is standardised. The installed Harvard Reference Format 1 (Author-Date) will give you: Stewart, H.L. et al., 2016. Nanoparticle metrology of silica colloids and super-resolution studies using the ADOTA fluorophore. Measurement Science and Technology, 27(4), p.45007. Available at: http://stacks.iop.org/0957-0233/27/i=4/a=045007?key=crossref.dca6a3ad3e0d2f779a61e7017ac1fb74. Which includes the link etc that you don't want... There are other variants of Harvard which you can install (see 7:53 where I give an example of installing more Reference Styles). Dublin City University - Harvard: Stewart, H.L., Yip, P., Rosenberg, M., Sørensen, T.J., Laursen, B.W., Knight, A.E. and Birch, D.J.S. 2016. Nanoparticle metrology of silica colloids and super-resolution studies using the ADOTA fluorophore. Measurement Science and Technology, 27(4), p.45007. Probably the closest to the above one but without the link. Elsevier – Harvard (with titles) will give you: Stewart, H.L., Yip, P., Rosenberg, M., Sørensen, T.J., Laursen, B.W., Knight, A.E., Birch, D.J.S., 2016. Nanoparticle metrology of silica colloids and super-resolution studies using the ADOTA fluorophore. Meas. Sci. Technol. 27, 45007. doi:10.1088/0957-0233/27/4/045007 Elsevier – Harvard (without titles): Stewart, H.L., Yip, P., Rosenberg, M., Sørensen, T.J., Laursen, B.W., Knight, A.E., Birch, D.J.S., 2016. Meas. Sci. Technol. 27, 45007. Elsevier – Harvard 2: Stewart, H.L., Yip, P., Rosenberg, M., Sørensen, T.J., Laursen, B.W., Knight, A.E., Birch, D.J.S., 2016. Nanoparticle metrology of silica colloids and super-resolution studies using the ADOTA fluorophore. Meas. Sci. Technol. 27, 45007. Emerald – Harvard Stewart, H.L., Yip, P., Rosenberg, M., Sørensen, T.J., Laursen, B.W., Knight, A.E. and Birch, D.J.S. (2016), “Nanoparticle metrology of silica colloids and super-resolution studies using the ADOTA fluorophore”, Measurement Science and Technology, Vol. 27 No. 4, p. 45007. Cardiff University - Harvard the ADOTA fluorophore. Measurement Science and Technology 27(4), p. 45007. Available at: http://stacks.iop.org/0957-0233/27/i=4/a=045007?key=crossref.dca6a3ad3e0d2f779a61e7017ac1fb74. Durham University Business School - Harvard: Stewart, H.L., Yip, P., Rosenberg, M., Sørensen, T.J., et al. (2016) Nanoparticle metrology of silica colloids and super-resolution studies using the ADOTA fluorophore. Measurement Science and Technology. [Online] 27 (4), 45007. Available at: doi:10.1088/0957-0233/27/4/045007.
Chanda Trivedi (1 year ago)
Damn!!!!! the problem is still there... See Lobell, D. B., & Gourdji, S. M. (2012). The Influence of Climate Change on Global Crop Productivity 1. Plant Physiology, 160(December), 1686–1697. https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.112.208298
Chanda Trivedi (1 year ago)
Sure I am going to give it a try one more time usually I prefer Havard style so I will see how it goes with that. the thing is I am approaching my deadlines so I do have not much time left to play around Mendeley. Yeah, that would be great if Dr. Philip gives me some suggestion. Please Help..... By the way thanks for your suggestion. Cheers
Meera Mahmud (1 year ago)
Does this only work if you have a pdf of your article you want to site? What if I want to site a website in between will it mess up the order ? Also, sometimes i have the reference for an article but not the actual pdf. Can mendeley put it into my word document then
Philip Yip (1 year ago)
Its possible to make one Bibliography for an entire thesis. Simply copy and paste all your chapters into one document.... (including Mendeley citations but without copying any Mendeley Bibliography). Then insert a new Mendeley Biblography and it should list all the documents in one Bibliography at the end. Having a bibliography for each chapter separately is still not possible although has been greatly requested: https://mendeley.uservoice.com/forums/4941-general/suggestions/937767-enable-multiple-distinct-bibliographies-in-a-singl
Meera Mahmud (1 year ago)
Hi Philip! Thanks, I have one more question. Do you know if Mendeley puts together references from different documents ? I am working on my thesis and i write my chapters on different documents, but for my final paper I will put these all together on one word document. Im confused as to how my references will come all together because once i start a new document, the references are no longer continuing from the last one. Do you know a solution to this? thanks!
Philip Yip (1 year ago)
Yes if you delete a line of text in the word document containing a reference it will delete it from the end automatically and renumber the rest accordingly. Play around with a simple word document and a handful of references like I do in the tutorial video until you are comfortable.
Meera Mahmud (1 year ago)
Thankyou! I just have one more question regarding adding new references. I know mendeley automatically re orders the numbers for you if you add a new reference. However, what if i want to delete a line in my work which includes a reference. For ex, what if in this video you wanted to delete reference number 2, will mendely automatically make number 3--> 2? I tried this in my document and it did not automatically do that for me. Thank you!
Philip Yip (1 year ago)
Yes watch the tutorial video... it covers adding a new reference to the start with the IOP numeric referencing and consequently the automatic renaming of 1→2, 2→3 etc. This will happen in the same manner if you cut and paste text from the end of your document to the start also. The video also covers adding a reference manually 10:48 (in the case where you don't have a pdf). The video does not cover adding a website however it is identical to adding a reference manually. Just change the type from Journal article to website and fill in the appropriate fields. Website references however are usually less reliable reference sources and articles are preferred instead.
Saurabh Gupta (1 year ago)
Hi, I need to insert Wikipedia page in my references list. I can generate reference from Wikipedia. But how do i put it into Mendeley. This is my query. Please help ASAP. Thanks.
Philip Yip (1 year ago)
Wikipedia should never be referenced for professional purposes. The original sources used to make the wikipedia page should instead be referenced. However if you really want to reference a Wikipedia page you will need to add the entry manually (see 10:50) and then change the type from Journal Article to Website.
Sanam Pudasaini (1 year ago)
It really helped.... Thank you...
Shadrack Japhet (1 year ago)
it is very clear i like it
Tadesse Weyuma (1 year ago)
I am from Ethiopia I am one of the Mendeley trainer it simplify and save the researcher time, also i am very interested to Mendeley software application
shashibhushan sharma (1 year ago)
Thank you for Teach us valuable software.
J.P.G. (1 year ago)
Good! Just, please, put the minutes by sections of your video in the description, because the video according with the tittle starts in minute 7:03.
Philip Yip (1 year ago)
The description is updated with the video contents.
Julio Alvarado Vélez (2 years ago)
Thank you very much for the tutorial. It's great.
Philip Yip (2 years ago)
Glad you've found it useful. :)
Alvaro Torres Rubio (2 years ago)
GREAT VIDEO!! HELPED ALOT! THANK YOU!! =)
caterina Alexopoulou (2 years ago)
thank you so much! May I ask you what version is your MS word? Is it 2011?
caterina Alexopoulou (2 years ago)
Good work then ;)
Philip Yip (2 years ago)
Thanks but I finished up last year. :)
caterina Alexopoulou (2 years ago)
Thanks again!! Good luck with your PhD!!!
Philip Yip (2 years ago)
That was Word 2013 but it should equally apply to version Word 2016 and Word 2010. Word 2011 is for Mac I believe but Mendeley should also work with it.
Chhaya Kurhade (2 years ago)
Really helpful thank you
Philip Yip (2 years ago)
You're very welcome. :)
lparry92 (2 years ago)
So glad I have downloaded this at the start of my PhD. I have found this so much easier than EndNote too!
James Cleary (2 years ago)
Great work, thank you, that's just shaved days off my dissertation!!
Margareth Nghixulifwa (2 years ago)
great software. I am just starting.
Claire M (2 years ago)
Fantastic great example of how to use - am spreading the word
Philip Yip (2 years ago)
I'm glad you've found my video useful. :)
Kinley Dorji (2 years ago)
i have been using mendalyy but how can i remove the grey background from reference list when i paste in new ms word
Philip Yip (2 years ago)
The grey background is because it is a reference object and not just text that you are copying and pasting... You can copy and paste with the option to keep text only (when you right in the new Microsoft Word document click the third option under paste options). With this you'll lose the link to Mendeley and the grey but you'll also lose the other formatting such as italics or bold.
Ming (2 years ago)
Thanks very much for your introduction with great clarity.
prince subhi (2 years ago)
Much obliges Philip, its a great software
Philip Yip (2 years ago)
You're very welcome. :)
Maya Rafida (2 years ago)
Thank you very much, sir. This is very helpful.
Philip Yip (2 years ago)
You're welcome glad you're finding it useful. :)
Naveed Ahmed (2 years ago)
I cannot cite references in the following form [1,2,3] or [1--6]. Please help me regarding that. I can do a manual edit but then it loses the dynamic update so its of no use.
Philip Yip (2 years ago)
Highlight [1][2][3] in your word document and right click, there should be a merge citations button.
Naveed Ahmed (2 years ago)
i tired [1-3] it dosnt work at least at my end
Philip Yip (2 years ago)
I think it only and automatically does [1-3] or [1][2][3]. I don't know a way of changing it to [1,2,3]. Perhaps there is a different referencing style to the ones I've used. Best to ask on the Mendeley forums.
Gargeya Vunnava (2 years ago)
Savior!!!! Thanks!!!!
Msc ComMed2016 (2 years ago)
Thank you very much.Great effort!
Manasa Anand (2 years ago)
Dr Phillip, Thank you so much. You made my life soo much easy. I have gone through the trauma of manual referencing. So I enjoyed the difference. I may get some doubts as i use mendeley. Kindly help me out. cheers again
Manasa Anand (2 years ago)
Is it necessary to have the complete PDF doc in the computer to add them to mendeley references? Is it not possible to add only from the abstract? How to add from the abstract ?
Manasa Anand (2 years ago)
Thank you Dr Phillip. It is indeed kind of you to have answered my queries. Please keep supporting. I can say I am getting familiarised as I am using. But I expect to get hurdles on the way. Please help me out. I too will avoid using research catalogue entry. To some extent I understood what it means and how is it helpful too. Thanks again
Philip Yip (2 years ago)
"Supposed to be standardised" unfortunately not in reality although those teaching you how to "reference" will assume them to be and will assume the one they teach is "the standard". Mendeley essentially treats everything as "Articles". It doesn't handle Books/Book sections well as normally there is a DOI for the entire Book and not each Book Section/Book Chapter or if there is a DOI for each Book Section/Book Chapter it may not recognise it and find the Book instead. Blindly entering in the DOI (especially with Books/Book sections) can therefore give slightly wrong information its best to check it and amend as necessary. For Book Sections I had to do things manually exactly like I showed in the video which is why I showed it in the video as an example. It'll take a while to get used to it but once you've entered a few in it'll be very fast. The strength of Menedely is to use it as you read things/make notes so you have everything you need in the library by the time you wish to write. You should be able to find your original entry in the library and click on it then modify the fields directly on the right hand side. I've never used "view research catalogue entry for this paper".
Manasa Anand (2 years ago)
Dr Phillip Thank you very much for your kind reply. First of all I did not know, Vancouver style has so many varieties - something which is supposed to be used for standardisation. I am facing some challenge while entering the book reference. when I enter the DOI, and search : The whole format will change. The type automatically changes to BOOK instead of book section and then The name of the text book appears. Cant I use the DOI method of searching for adding book reference? what is the meaning of "view research catalogue entry for this paper" - when i select, it goes to mendeley library (i presume), there when i ask to add the specific textbook-chapter referencing to library--- it creates a new reference in my Mendeley lib instead of correcting / modifying the existing one which i have already manually typed. Thank you for your timely guidance.
Philip Yip (2 years ago)
This isn't a problem with Mendeley... This is a problem with Universities and differing subject areas etc etc. not "standardising" correctly. What your University calls Vancouver style may not be what the people from other Universities and hence the people that wrote Mendeley call Vancouver style... Open Mendeley and go to Tools then Citation Styles select More Citation Styles... Select the Get More Styles Tab and then type in Vancouver. You'll note there are several "Vancouver" styles and there are a few which mention superscript. Try them out and see what matches the style you've been told to go for. Sometimes there are some minor hassles adding more styles I demonstrate this in 9:22.
Manasa Anand (2 years ago)
Dr Phillip Most of the articles ask for Vancouver style referencing. But when i use it by selecting from the "style" The citation number is not getting superscripted. Instead it is appearing within the bracket ex. (1). which is not vancouver. how to correct this problem. "American Medical Association" style superscripts the reference in the manuscript but the bibliography listing style is different. can you please help me out?
Wikileads (2 years ago)
Mate You saved my life, Cheers 👍👍👍
Xolisa Dlomo (2 years ago)
Thank you so much.
Philip Yip (2 years ago)
You're welcome. :)
Koundinya Ayyagari (2 years ago)
Thank you very much...
Philip Yip (2 years ago)
You're very welcome. :)
Thank you!! Very Useful :)
Philip Yip (2 years ago)
You're welcome, glad it has helped. :)
twnty 5 (2 years ago)
Thank you so much!
Philip Yip (2 years ago)
You're welcome. :)
Aysha Sadia (2 years ago)
is able to use Mendeley for cross references? as in one journal lots of references, so if want to add that references then how to use those through mendeley?
Philip Yip (2 years ago)
If you have the DOI number then in Mendeley select add reference manually and then input the DOI number and it'll gather the information about the paper. It won't download it etc. however.
Aysha Sadia (2 years ago)
so if they have DOI number,then no need to put from mendeley?
Philip Yip (2 years ago)
The easiest way is if each reference listed in the paper has a DOI number. You can quickly add these manually. Then lookup the DOI.
Serah Guro (2 years ago)
when i want to insert a bibliography in word document (which i have attached to mendeley), it doesn't insert all the bibliography. please assist
Philip Yip (2 years ago)
What do you mean? Can you demonstrate it? Use screen recording software such as Debut video capture.
Jordan (2 years ago)
Thank you- this is so useful!
Grace Mbungu (2 years ago)
Thanks very helpful
Philip Yip (2 years ago)
Glad you found it useful. :)
mehak saini (2 years ago)
Great video!!!!! :)
Philip Yip (2 years ago)
Glad you liked it. :)

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