Install new referencing styles in Mendeley

By Priya Chetty on July 30, 2014

When one downloads Mendeley on computer, it may not contain all referencing styles one might require for  research paper. This article will explain the process of installing new referencing styles.

For example, OSCOLA (Oxford Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities) is not in-built in “Mendeley Desktop”.

In that case, one may follow these steps to import a new citation or referencing style.

  1. Open “Mendeley Desktop”.
  2. Under “View”, go to “Citation Style” and click on “More Styles”.
Mendley homescreen
Mendley homescreen
  1. A new window will open. In that, click on “Get more Styles”.
  2. In the search tab, enter the required citation style and click on “Install”:
installing new referencing styles using Mendeley
Mendley style window

Quick tip: As of Mendeley 1.7 and later, one can also create own citation style based on an existing one, more information can be found here:


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