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Referencing guide at the University of Manchester: Mendeley

Notice for Mendeley users

Mendeley is not compatible with the University's subscription to Office 365, so the Library is no longer able to support this referencing software. Support is available via Mendeley Guides and Support Centre. We recommend new users of reference management software to consider EndNote 20 or EndNote Online. For more information please contact the Teaching and Learning and Students Team.

Apple M1 Chip compatibility for Office and Mendeley

 If you are using a mac with the Apple M1 chips you may encounter issues using Microsoft office products including Word and also third party programmes like Mendeley please see the following articles:

*Please note, we have not been able to test these options for efficacy*



What is Mendeley ?

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.

  • Automatically generate bibliographies
  • Collaborate easily with other researchers online
  • Easily import papers from other research software
  • Find relevant papers based on what you’re reading
  • Access your papers from anywhere online
  • Read papers on the go, with our new iPhone app
  • View more features…

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Recover Mendeley references from Word

Reference Extractor is a free tool to extract Zotero and Mendeley references from Microsoft Word .docx documents. It only works with active citations that have been inserted through the Zotero or Mendeley word processor plugins, and that haven’t been converted to plain text. The tool runs locally on your computer, keeping your Word documents and extracted citations private.


Created by Rintze M. Zelle (Rintze Zelle's Twitter). Powered by GitHub Pages. Code on GitHub.

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