As of late 2022, Mendeley has switched over to a new interface with Microsoft Word called Mendeley Cite. This guide is based on a previous version. The features are similar but the instructions will differ. This guide will be updated in 2023. For the most up to date support, please visit Mendeley's excellent official support guide:
Make sure your word processor is closed before installing the plugin.
Within Mendeley Desktop, select one:
*The toolbar's location varies depending on operating system; see Mendeley's Citation Plugin Guide for details.
Use the Styles drop-down in the toolbar to select your citation format (APA, MLA, CSE, Chicago/Turabian, etc.) Selecting a new style will update your citations and bibliography accordingly.
If you don't see the style you need, click More Styles to search for and install additional styles.
For advanced users, there is also the CSL Editor to create or reformat a style.
If you need to cite two items in one citation:
The Citation Plugin allows for manually updating each citation to insert or edit page numbers.
Select the citation you'd like to edit, then:
Click on the abbreviated citation (Author Year, highlighted below) to see the following fields:
After you have inserted all of your citations, place the cursor at the end of your document and click Insert Bibliography from the Mendeley Toolbar.
Simple as that!