Mendeley @ Levy Library: Writing
The Plugins for Microsoft Word and Open Office facilitate an easy transition for Mendeley from being not just an incredible PDF and reference management system but also a powerful Writing and Citing tool.
Before you begin writing make sure to download the plugins from the Tools menu on the Mendeley Desktop. Upon installation, Mendeley places a toolbar on Microsoft Word under the References tab.
If you are familiar with your references and authors, you can search the Mendeley library from Word to Insert a Citation by entering an author's name, article title or some other identifier. If you are less familiar with the content, click Go to Mendeley to review the library. Choose the appropriate reference and Send Citation to Word Processor.