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Mendeley Reference & Citation Management

Use Mendeley to collect, manage and cite your research resources, create collections for research projects, share your data with your collaborators, and generate bibliographies.

What can Mendeley do?


Icons of a download arrow, a folder with a document in it, and a checklist. This is a visual to quickly show the options for Mendeley which are listed below the image.

  • Import and annotate PDFs directly in your personal Mendeley Library.
  • Import website links into your personal Mendeley Library.
  • Create in-text (with Word) and works cited lists.
  • Save citations online or through the desktop download. Mendeley's online component works like the cloud, syncing your library across computers and online.
  • Organize and search your own personal resource library.
    • Create folders and subfolders
    • Star important items
    • Create your own tags for items
    • Search across your entire Mendeley library
  • Search papers in a global interface
  • Collaborate with colleagues and share reference lists

What is Mendeley?

Mendeley is a free citation management tool!

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This guide was created by a Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center staff member and is licensed by the Health Science Library and Informatics Center of the University of New Mexico under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License.