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
Create a Mendeley account using a personal email address (not a .edu address) to avoid compatibility issues with Mendeley Desktop. Do not select institutional login or single-sign on options when creating or signing into your an account. Your account will provide access to Mendeley Web; Mendeley Desktop, tools, and mobile versions are downloaded separately. After creating your account, you may want to adjust your privacy settings within your account settings.
Mendeley Web is the online portal to the Mendeley academic social network, crowd-sourced library, and your personal collection of references.Through Mendeley Web you can share resources with other researchers, join interest groups and search for STEM jobs and funding opportunities.
Mendeley Desktop is the most robust Mendeley platform and can be used to build, organize, and share your references, which you can sync with the web and mobile versions. From Mendeley Desktop you build your library, set up "watch folders", annotate PDFs and create bibliographies.
The plugin allows you to insert and format in-text citations and bibliographies into your Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, or BibTeX document. The Mendeley plugin can be downloaded from the above link or from the Tools menu of Mendeley Desktop.
Free app at the Google play store that allows you to read/ annotate PDFs, save PDFs to your library from other apps or from the web, and edit document details. These functions can be used offline and will sync across platforms when you have connection.
Free app the iTunes App Store that allows you to read/ annotate PDFs, save PDFs to your library from other apps or from the web, and edit document details. These functions can be used offline and will sync across platforms when you have connection.
This guide is modeled after the Mendeley LibGuide created by Rebecca Miller from UC Berkeley's Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library.