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.
We recommend using Mendeley Reference Manager (not "Mendeley Desktop"), installing Mendeley Cite and the Web Importer. These will work for Chromebooks and the newest Mac OS. Instructions for installing the plugin are on the Creating Bibliographies and Mendeley Web pages of this guide as well as on Mendeley.com.
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.
Please contact one of the local Mendeley experts with your concerns about this guide or this citation management tool.
Check for scheduled Citation Management Workshops at UO Libraries and sign up at the link below:
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If you prefer a one-on-one or small group consultation, contact a local expert on the Help page of this guide.