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Mendeley: Home

A guide to getting started with the Mendeley citation management program.

Training sessions

 Registration is now open for the Fall 2020 citation management workshop series 

The workshops are all online and cover these topics: Endnote, RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley, and Intro to Citation Management. 

Getting Help with Mendeley

Related Guides

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What is Mendeley?

Please note that Mendeley's Desktop app does not currently work with OS Catalina. If your computer is running Catalina, you can access and use your library at

Mendeley is a free software that will help you manage your research, annotate PDFs, and format citations.  

Mendeley has both a cloud-based and desktop component. First, you will create an account with Mendeley, and then once you've downloaded the Mendeley Desktop software, it will prompt you to log in with your account. There are also free mobile apps available for both iOS and Android.

Next Step

The Getting Started page will show you how to create a Mendeley account, install Mendeley, and export references from databases into Mendeley.