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Mendeley: Install

Learn how to use the reference management programme Mendeley.

Install Mendeley desktop

Mendeley desktop version can be downloaded from the Mendeley website.

Download Mendeley desktop

  • Select the version you require (Windows, Mac, Linux, IOS) and download it to your computer. 
  • You then will be asked to register with Mendeley or sign in to your Mendeley account if you have had one already

Install Web Importer

Once you have downloaded Mendeley, you may choose to install the Web Importer tool, which makes it easier to capture bibliographic information from websites.

  • Go to Mendeley's Web Importer webpage. 
  •  Drag the button from the Mendeley website to your browser. 

Install word processor plug-in

Install Word processor plug in

1. Make sure that both your Word Processor and Outlook are closed before installing the plug-in.

2. On Mendeley desktop, open the Tools menu and click Install MS Word Plug in. You can also use OpenOffice and LibreOffice instead of MS Word. 

3. Check the plug in has been installed by opening your word processor. In MS Word it will appear in the References ribbon or in the ADD-INS ribbon