Research Support Services
Subject Specialist Librarian
Mendeley is citation management software.
Creating an account will give you access to both the web version and the desktop version.
For an overview, watch: Getting Started with Mendeley (5:38 minutes)
Options for getting references into the Desktop and Web versions of Mendeley are below.
Drag individual PDFs in to Mendeley workspace: See instructions below. If PDFs contain the necessary metadata, Mendeley will create citations for the articles.
ADD button (upper left toolbar):
ADD FILES: Add individual or multiple PDFs
ADD FOLDER: Add entire folder of PDFs
WATCH FOLDER: Any PDFs you add to this folder will be automatically added to Mendeley
Use the Export option within the other software to extract your references to RIS, BibTeX, or EndNote XML file format.
In Mendeley Desktop: Click File >> ‘Import’ and select the exported file to add its contents to your Mendeley library.
Install the Word Plugin to use Mendeley with Word (available for Mac and PC).
Adding Citations to a Word Document: (windows, see above for Mac)
Creating a Bibliography
Click: VIEW >> CITATION STYLES
Mendeley supports over 6,000 different referencing styles. You can:
Use Citation Style Language (CSL) to create/edit styles:
Some citation formats use abbreviated journal titles rather than the full journal title.
Search – will help you locate references in your library
Folders – groups references into logical groups. These may be permanent or just used temporarily for a particular task
Backup – makes a copy of your library in a single compressed file which can be stored on another device or the cloud
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