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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

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