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An introduction to Mendeley, the bibliographic citation program with a social media component.

Getting Started

Getting started with Mendeley requires two main steps: signing up for a free account, then installing Mendeley on your computer.

Mendeley can be downloaded for Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPhone Touch, or iPad.

Please note, signing up for Mendeley also gives you access to the online Mendeley interface.

Downloading Mendeley lets you: import and organize citations, create bibliographies
Accessing your Mendeley account online lets you: connect with other Mendeley users and user groups

Installing Mendeley

To download the Mendeley desktop client:

  1. Go to the Mendeley Website and click the green "Sign Up & Download" button in the upper-right corner.
  2. After you've registered for Mendeley, Mendeley will prompt you to Download Mendeley.
  3. Mendeley will display the steps needed to install Mendeley once you have downloaded the program.

  4. Recommended: take a few minutes to watch Mendeley's Getting Started videos.

To install the Mendeley Web Importer:

  1. To go and follow the instructions on the screen.
  2. When on a page compatible with the Web Importer, click on the bookmark and download the citation (and PDF when available) into Mendeley.

Example of bookmark:

Example of Mendeley Web Importer

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