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Mendeley

Excluding an author in-text

1. Place your cursor anywhere within the highlighted section of your reference in your document.

2. Click the 'Edit Citation' button in the Mendeley toolbar. When the pop-up opens, click on the reference you would like to edit. In the dropdown menu that appears, click the box next to 'Suppress author'.

suppress author screenshot

3. The author field will now be removed from your in-text citation.

suppressed author screenshot

Adding page numbers

1. Place your cursor anywhere within the highlighted section of your reference in the Word document.

2. Click the 'Edit Citation' button in the Mendeley toolbar. When the pop-up opens, click on the reference you would like to add page numbers to.

3. In the dropdown menu that appears, enter your page number(s) in the field that says 'Page' eg

add page number screenshot

4. The page number will be added to your in-text citation in the correct style eg

citation with added page number screenshot

 

Note: You can also use this dropdown list to add other information if required eg paragraph or part number. Simply select the type of information you are providing from the dropdown list and fill out the adjacent field.

Using Field shading

By highlighting your in-text citations it will be more difficult to accidentally delete or edit them. To do this open Word and then follow the steps: 

1. Select File > Options > Advanced.

2. Scroll down to the Show document content section.

3. Change the Field shading box to Always and then choose OK to save.

Fields that are connected to Mendeley will now appear in grey shading. 

Delete a citation

To delete an in-text citation you have added:

1. Select the whole reference by clicking and dragging your cursor across the reference until it is highlighted eg

selected reference screenshot

2. Press the Delete or Backspace button on your keyboard to remove the reference.

Note: you will need to do this for every instance of the reference if you have added it as an in-text citation to your document multiple times.

Using the 'Prefix' and 'Suffix' fields

1. Place your cursor anywhere within the highlighted section of your reference in your document.

2. Click the 'Edit Citation' button in the Mendeley toolbar. When the pop-up opens, click on the reference you would like to add a prefix or suffix to.

3. Type the information you would like to display in the Prefix or Suffix field, including the punctuation required.

4. Select OK to save and update your citation.

For example, if you are citing a secondary reference in APA style, you can add 'as cited in ' to the Prefix field, and your reference will look like this:

prefix example screenshot