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Mendeley Citation Manager

What is Mendeley?

​Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research:

  • Automatically generate bibliographies
  • Collaborate easily with other researchers online
  • Easily import papers from other research software
  • Find relevant papers based on what you're reading
  • Access your papers from anywhere online

Getting Started with Mendeley

Mendeley Software

It is recommended that you install all three parts of the Mendeley software.  

Using Mendeley on your iPhone, iPad or other iOS devices couldn't be simpler. Download our app and start improving the way to do your research on the go. 

Mendeley Reference Manager BETA version doesn’t have all the functionality of the existing Mendeley Desktop version yet, but will be adding new features regularly throughout 2019. It works with Mendeley Desktop.

Setting Up your Account

Your Mendeley profile is similar to a social networking profile, except that it focuses on your research and scholarship. Completing your profile helps you connect with others and promote your work.

You can add papers you've authored to the My Publications folder in your Library in Mendeley Desktop or Web.

After creating your Mendeley account, you may want to adjust your privacy settings. You can find them with your account settings.