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Mendeley: Get Started

Learn how to use the bibliographic management tool Mendeley to organize citations, format bibliographies & citations, and more.

Install Mendeley

  • Visit Mendeley and click on Create a Free Account to get started.
  • After setting up your account, download the Mendeley desktop application.
  • Install the Word plugin.
  • Add the Web Importer to your browser.
  • Install the Mendeley application on any devices you want! Apps are available for iOS and Android.

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What is Mendeley?

Mendeley is a free citation management tool with an academic social network option. It allows you to organize your research, annotate PDFs, create bibliographic citations, discover new research, and collaborate with others online. Mendeley requires a desktop download but also has a web component and the two can be synced together.

Mendeley YouTube Channel

Learn to use Mendeley with the tutorials created by the Mendeley Training Team.

Mendeley Desktop Breakdown

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