Mendeley is a reference manager (and PDF organization tool for your hard drive) that serves as a bridge between your literature searches and finished papers. It is owned by Elsevier.
In the Desktop:
On the Web:
Note: for each of these methods, the data Mendeley can scrape from a PDF depends on how clean the source data is — garbage in, garbage out!
Depending on your version of Mendeley, the Word toolbar might appear under either "References" or "Add-ins".
Option 1: Use the Word plugin
Option 2: Use a folder
If you are coming into Mendeley at the last minute and would prefer not to use the Word plugin (or have a different word processor), the best way to get your references into your bibliography is to create a folder in Mendeley.
Note: You will need to make sure that you are using the correct citation style before creating your bibliography frpm a folder. Citation styles can be found within "View > Citation Style".
Mendeley has many helpful features for citing in LaTeX: