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Mendeley: Getting Started

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.

Start Up Steps

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

2. Install Mendeley Desktop -by visiting Download Mendeley Desktop

   Optional: install Mendeley on your iOS and Android mobile devices 

 3. Install Web Importer

Acknowledgement

Adapted from guides by the librarians of Washington University, St. Louis and the publisher of Mendeley, Elsevier.

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

Getting Started with Mendeley (10:22 min)

This tutorial covers all basic features.

Import citations into Mendeley (2:04 min)

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