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Citation Management Software - Mendeley

Mendeley is a free desktop and cloud application that helps you manage your research.

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About Mendeley

Mendeley logo​Mendeley is a free desktop and cloud application that helps you manage your research. Also known as a reference or citation manager, it has built-in tools to help you read and annotate articles. Mendeley allows you to organize PDFs, other documents, and citations into folders and collaborate with other researchers. It backs up your research library and syncs to the web and smart phone or tablet devices. It is also a social network for scholars across the globe with an online research library that you can use to discover research papers.

Mendeley was created in 2008 as a startup and bought by Elsevier in 2013.

Download and Start Using Mendeley

After downloading and installing Mendeley Reference Manager ("Mendeley Desktop"), we recommend you install the MS Word Plugin and the Web Importer. Instructions for installing the plugin are on the Creating Bibliographies and Mendeley Web pages of this guide as well as on Mendeley.com.

Navigating this Guide

Begin using Mendeley by exploring 5 methods to add citations to Mendeley. Follow the tabs on the side navigation of this guide in order to learn about how different features work.

Thanks to IUPUI University Library for allowing UO Libraries to adapt their Mendeley Guide under a Creative Commons license. Mendeley logo by Team Mendeley, used under a CC-BY 2.0 license.

Questions, Comments or Feedback?

Please contact one of the local Mendeley experts with your concerns about this guide or this citation management tool.

Getting Started with Mendeley (video tutorial)

Citation Management Workshops at UO Libraries

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