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

Subject Guide

NOTE - Mendeley Desktop

Beginning September 1, 2022, Mendeley Desktop will no longer be available for download as Mendeley switches to Mendeley Reference Manager, a cloud-based citation software support system.

Existing users with Mendeley Desktop WILL be able to continue using the application, but should consider gaining familiarity with the Reference Manager as Desktop will not be supported moving forward.

Welcome to the Mendeley Subject Guide

Mendeley is a freemium reference and citation suite of products offered and supported by Elsevier. Mendeley allows you to gather, organize, and analyze sources for purposes of information sharing and citation management. Mendeley has a wide variety of features that can help you streamline your research process. Here are a few of its main features that you may find useful in your research process.

  • Store, highlight, and annotate PDF files.
  • Organize research into folders.
  • Search the full-text of all documents in your library.
  • Automatically import citation information for articles.
  • Integrate with MS Word to create bibliographies and in-text citations for a variety of citation formats.
  • Form groups to share articles, highlights, and annotations with your peers.

The newest version of Mendeley, Mendeley Reference Manager, is now compatible with screen readers. View the Mendeley website for more information on accessibility features.

This guide provides information about:

  • Getting Started with Mendeley products;
  • Adding citations to and with Mendeley products;
  • Exporting citations from Mendeley to Microsoft Word and other programs;
  • Getting help with troubleshooting Mendeley products;
  • Useful links for advanced Mendeley use.

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