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What is Mendeley?


Mendeley is a free citation manager with web, desktop, and mobile platforms. Mendeley users can sign up for a free account with 2GB of web space or purchases a premium plan to access more space and sharing/collaboration options. With Mendeley, you can:

  • Build a library of citations from library databases and websites
  • Search for references and datasets using the Mendeley crowd-sourced library
  • Store, organize, share and annotate references
  • Create bibliographies and in-text citations using nearly 7,000 citation styles
  • Connect with other researchers through researcher profiles and interest groups
  • Search for STEM jobs and funding opportunities

Getting Started with Mendeley


This guide is modeled after the Mendeley LibGuide created by Rebecca Miller from UC Berkeley's Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library.