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Citation Management Tools: Mendaley

Content created by University of Manitoba Libraries. Reused and adapted here with their kind permission.

Getting Started

Sign up and download Mendeley Desktop just as you would any other program.

Mendeley Minutes

View a playlist of online tutorials created by Mendeley to help you get started.

What is Mendeley?

Mendeley is a free reference manager, pdf organizer and academic social network.  

  • Using Mendeley, you can extract metadata from your PDFs which will allow you to index and organize your collection for easy searching and citing.
  • Mendeley is a desktop application but also has an online component so you'll need to download the software onto your computer in order to get started.
  • Mendeley also offers users a mobile option for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android.

Mendeley User Guides

Mendeley Help

Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions, video tutorials, and get in contact with us. Mendeley promise to respond to emails within 24 hours.

You can also follow the MendeleyTwitter feed (opposite) to view recent developments with the product.