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Learn how to use the reference management programme Mendeley.

What is Mendeley?

‚ÄčMendeley is a tool for reference management.

Mendeley provides a desktop software and an online library for managing references. You can sync your desktop library with your online library.

Mendeley features

  • Free to download
  • Versions available for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems
  • Using your AUT email to register with Mendeley will give you 100 GB personal storage; 100 GB shared storage; 1000 private groups of up to 100 collaborators
  • Use the Web Importer to capture references, and full-text documents (PDF) if available
  • Share your reference folders with colleagues or other researchers
  • Generate formatted in-text citations and reference lists within word processor documents (e.g. Microsoft Word)
  • Import and annotate PDFs

Important notes:

  • Mendeley released a new desktop version Mendeley Reference Manager in 2021. 

Online tutorials

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