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Mendeley - Managing your Sources


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Mendeley is a free* reference manager and academic social network. Make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, and read and annotate your PDFs on any device.

With Mendeley you can ....

Store and Access your Sources in One Place

  • Securely store and access your sources, PDFs and papers across devices, you can search and sort your references, documents and notes in one place - right down to the keyword you're looking for.

Read and Annotate your PDFs

  • Use Mendeley online or offline to access your PDFs on the move. Highlight, annotate and add sticky notes to capture‚Äč your thoughts in context

Create Citations and Bibliographies

  • Generate your citations and bibliography in the style of your choice - in just a few clicks. Compatible with Microsoft Word, LibreOffice and BibTeX.

WIth a *Free Account you:

  • Get 2GB of cloud storage. You have to use Mendeley’s cloud storage in order to have a fully functioning account. However, 2GB should provide you with significant space for your collection.
  • Have no limit to the amount of public groups that can be created (share references only). You are only allowed 1 private group with 3 private members and 100mb of storage. 

To get started, follow the steps below.

1. Sign up and Download Mendeley

2. Add & Import Sources to Mendeley

  • Download articles in PDF  
  • Drag and drop files into Mendeley
  • Import your library from other research software
  • Use the Web Importer to import from Search Everything and other Library Databases

3. Organizing your Sources in Mendeley

  • Sort, view, highlight and annotate PDFs
  • Star favorites and store them in multiple folders
  • Filter and search for keywords

4. Generate Citations with Mendeley

  • Download the Word citation plug-in
  • Auto-generate citations and bibliographies
  • Change formats to suit your chosen style