1. Sign-in to Mendeley from the desktop: go to Start / All programmes / Common / Mendeley Desktop.
2. Install Word Plugin: make sure Word is closed; go to Tools in Mendeley Desktop; click Install MS Word Plugin. You can find the Mendeley plugin under REFERENCES in Word.
3. Install Mendeley Web Importer in Internet Explorer (IE): open Internet Explorer; right-click in the grey area at the top of the IE window; click Favourites bar from the options; go to mendeley.com, login and click Install the Web Importer; drag the grey Save to Mendeley button up to the Favourites bar.
4. Sync desktop and online accounts, if needed.
Mendeley combines web based and desktop software and can be downloaded free.
You can synch your online database of references to those on your computer so can access your references wherever you are at any computer.
To export more than one reference at a time follow the following steps. Please note that the instructions vary from databases to database and it may not always be successful.
If you are using your own computer:
If you are using the University Desktop