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Mendeley: Home

Get Mendeley

Go to and create an account.

Mendeley has a web based and desktop version. You will need both to take advantage of all of Mendeley’s features.

Web version can be used from any computer or browser. Includes a web importer that enables you to import references from web sites and some databases.

Desktop version gives you more features:

  • Includes a plugin for Word to enable you to create citations and reference lists.

  • Enables you to select folders for Mendeley to watch. When you add a PDF to the folder it will automatically be added to Mendeley.

The two versions will sync automatically.


What is Mendeley?

Mendeley combines a desktop application and website to help you manage and cite references.  It is also an academic social networking platform enabling you to share and discover references. 


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