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Learn how to use the reference management programme Mendeley.

What is Mendeley?

Mendeley is a reference management tool. Mendeley can also be used as an academic social networking tool which helps you collaborate with other academics.

Features of Mendeley

  • Free to download.
  • Versions available for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. 
  • 2GB online storage. 
  • Upgrade options available to increase storage. 
  • Web Importer can be added to your browser to enable capture of bibliographic information and full-text documents such as PDF's (where available). 
  • Desktop-based (syncs with online version).
  • Access your Mendeley library online. 
  • Manage and organise your library using collections. 
  • Share your collections with colleagues or other researchers.
  • Generate formatted in-text citations and reference lists within word processor documents (e.g. Microsoft Word).
  • Import and annotate PDF's. 
  • Mobile friendly. Separate apps available for IOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) and for Android.  

Help and tutorials

You may find tutorials and FAQs on the Mendeley website useful: