Mendeley Cite

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Some professors require students to use a software called Mendeley Cite. Mendeley Cite from Microsoft AppSource is a brand-new citation tool that is compatible with Microsoft Office 365 that allows students to seamlessly insert references and bibliographies into their Word documents. Learn more here:

For the students using Mendeley Cite with personally licensed Microsoft Office, you should not run into any issues, as long as you are signed in because Chico State does not manage personal licensing. 

If you are using campus-licensed Microsoft Office, you may run into issues where you are unable to add the Word add-in because Word is "managed by the institution". 

Put in a ticket here before following the steps below:
Once you put in the request, it can take up to overnight for the Add-in to be reflected on your Microsoft Word.

Installing Microsoft Office

Before beginning with Mendeley Cite, you need to have Microsoft Office installed. If you are using the free, campus-licensed version of Office, follow our instructions here:

If Office is already installed using these instructions, skip here to enable Mendeley.

Signing into Office

Open Microsoft Word on your device. In the top right (PC) or top left (Mac) click on your account, If you are not yet signed into the account, click "Sign in with a different account"
Sign in with a different account


In the pop-up window, enter and click "Sign in"
Enter email address


Enter your Chico State Portal password, then hit "Sign in" again. You should get a Duo pop-up. Approve your sign-in to continue. 
Enter password

On the next screen, you will see the following message. Make sure you uncheck the box, then click "No, sign in to this app only"
Sign in to this app only

You should now be signed into Microsoft Office using your free campus license!

Adding & Enabling Mendeley Cite

Open a Word document so that the toolbar appears. Click on the "Insert" tab in the top left. Then click "My Add-ins"
Open Word, click Insert


Click the "Admin Managed" tab, and after a moment Mendeley Cite should appear. Click on it, then "Save" at the bottom. 
Admin Managed tab


Mendeley Cite should now appear under the "References" tab in Word
Mendeley under References



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