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This handy libguide will tell you everything you need to know about citations and how to organize them.

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.

With Mendeley, you can:

  • Create and manage citations of books, articles, videos, and more
  • Import citations from many databases 
  • Extract metadata from imported PDFs
  • Collaborate with other researchers online
  • Find relevant papers based on what you’re reading
  • Highlight and annotate papers and share those notes with others
  • Organize your sources using groups, tags, and filters

What is Mendeley? (Video Intro)

Start Up Steps

1. Sign up for a free Mendeley account by visiting:

2. Install Mendeley Desktop by visiting Download Mendeley Desktop

   Optional: Install Mendeley on your iOS and Android mobile devices 

 3. Install Web Importer

To learn more about Mendeley, please visit the Mendeley libguide.

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