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Referencing and plagiarism


Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that helps you store and organise your references. It provides 2GB of storage for free and has many other useful features, including the option to read, highlight and annotate PDFs.

We support Mendeley, and provide advice and training to enable you to make best use of it. Other referencing software is available, but we may be unable to help if issues arise.

Access Mendeley

If you have never used Mendeley before please log in using the ‘institutional log in’ options.

How to install the Cranfield styles in Mendeley Reference Manager

Both our current Author-Date style (APA7) and our Numbered style (NLM) are supported by Mendeley.

  • To add the Author-Date style in Word, go to the list of Citation Styles and select “American Psychological Association 7th edition”.
  • To add the Numbered style in Word, go to the list of Citation Styles and select "National Library of Medicine".

For other Cranfield bespoke styles, please refer to the guidance below:

Importing references and citations

Need help?

Please email us or contact your Librarian if you need help using Mendeley. We can help you more efficiently if you provide us with the exact text of error messages, send us screenshots, and information about the operating system and browser that you are using.