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Research Guides@Tufts

Mendeley: The Basics

Mendeley is a free reference manager that can help organize your research by generating bibliographies, collaborating easily with other researchers online and by discovering the latest research.

Welcome!

What is Mendeley?

Mendeley is a free citation manager and academic social network.  In addition, Mendeley allows you to:

  • Full-text search across papers
  • Annotate and highlight within PDFs
  • Organize PDFs and other documents
  • Sync across multiple platforms: desktop, web and mobile devices
  • Create citations and bibliographies in Word, OpenOffice and LibreOffice
  • Collaborate with private groups, public groups and the built-in Mendeley social network

The free version of Mendeley limits you to:

  • 2 GB of personal web storage
  • 1 Private group of up to 3 people
  • 100 MB of group web storage

How do I get Mendeley?

To start using Mendeley:

  • Create a Mendeley account at: https://www.mendeley.com/
  • Download and install Desktop version of Mendeley
  • Open Mendeley on your computer and log in using your account credentials

Getting Started Video from HHSL

This introductory video shows you how to download Mendeley to your desktop and use the web importer button to import citations from Web of Science into your Mendeley library.

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