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Reference Management Tools: Mendeley

A Comprehensive Guide for EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero

Introduction Video for Mendeley

Getting Started with Mendeley (5:37)

Related Library Workshops

LS054  Exploring Features of Mendeley and Zotero
LS039  Citing References and Avoiding Plagiarism

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Mendeley is a free cross-platform application (Windows, OSX, Linux, iOS, Android) that helps you to organize and manage the materials you rely on to do your research. Mendeley can help you at every step of the research cycle - from keeping track of the papers you’ve read, to writing papers of your own.

Mendeley is also an academic social networking tool.  It allows you to promote yourself and your research to the world, to connect with other researchers in your field and to access the latest discussion on relevant topics.

When compared to EndNote, Mendeley is more mobile-friendly.  It has a consistent interface between Windows and Mac OS.  Also, it is a great tool for those who already have a lot of PDFs on hands and wish to manage them using a reference management tool.

Major Functions:

  • Organize and manage references
  • Create and format in-text citations and bibliographies instantly
  • Import citations from PDFs, databases, library catalogues, websites and more
  • PDF management and annotation
  • Collaborate with other researchers
  • Work on your references anytime, anywhere
  • more features

Register and Download Mendeley:

Getting Started - Register and Download Mendeley

To Learn More...

Please refer to the following sections for other topics:

Add References
Insert in-text Citations
Manage References
Other Functions