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Reference Management: Mendeley: Home

Look after your references!

Collaborative research?

Develop your academic social network profile

See the Creating Your Profile video tutorial for more information.

Mendeley & referencing

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.

With Mendeley, you can:

  • Create and manage citations of books, articles, videos, and more
  • Import citations from many databases 
  • Extract metadata from imported PDFs
  • Collaborate with other researchers online
  • Find relevant papers based on what you’re reading
  • Highlight and annotate papers and share those notes with others
  • Organize your sources using groups, tags, and filters

It takes a lot of the hard work out of formatting references, leaving you more time for writing and less time stressing about commas. 

Mendeley tips: 

A useful set of guides is available from University of Illinois.

A "teach yourself" guide to Mendeley is available from the Medical Library.

There are lots of video guides on the Mendeley website, but here's one to get you started:

Benefits of using Mendeley

Relax while you reference

Separate study and home browsers

Save yourself time

Great for storing PDFs

Reference Styles

Mendeley has countless referencing styles that you can choose. You can also create your own style if you have specific problems. See the Mendeley website for more information about this.

Link to other guides

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