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  1. Open Mendeley Desktop
  2. Select the citations or folder for your bibliography
  3. Check that your citations are in alphabetical order by the author's last name. If not, click on the Authors column. 
  4. Select View from the top menu, and select Library as Citations
  5. View Citations in Mendeley
  6. 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)
  7. Highlight the citations you wish to copy 
  8. From the Edit menu, select Copy As then Formatted Citation Copy Mendeley Citatiosn
  9. 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.