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  1. Open Mendeley Desktop
  2. Select the folder for your bibliography
  3. Check that your citations are in alphabetical order by the first author's last name. If not, click on the Authors column. 
  4. Select View from the top menu, and select Library as CitationsView Citations in Mendeley
  5. Return to the View drop down menu, select Citation Style and choose the style you want to use
    • If you don't see the style you need, choose More Styles. Mendeley offers 1,000s of styles.
    • If you want to include the abstracts, choose American Psychological Association 6th edition (annotated bibliography with abstract) or Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition (note, annotated bibliography)
  6. Right click to Select All citations in your list
  7. Right click to copy citations, select Copy As then Formatted Citation Copy Mendeley Citatiosn
  8. Paste citations into a Word document 
    • If you copied a large number of citations or included abstracts, it may take a few minutes before you can paste them.

Be sure to proofread all your citations!

Citation tools, such as Mendeley, are not fool proof. Errors in capitalization are common.