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Referencing and Citation Management Software

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Mendeley Reference Manager

Mendeley is a reference manager, academic collaboration network and crowdsourced database with a unique layer of social information research. Mendeley Desktop is available on Mac, Windows and Linux. Mendeley Web functions on all major browsers. Mobile versions of Mendeley are available for Ipad, Iphone and Android devices.

Mendeley is a free (up to 2 GB) reference management tool comparable to RefWorks, Endnote, Zotero etc. It is a combination of a fast and powerful desktop application with an online account for web services. It stands out for its social functions (groups, sharing, community). 

Mendeley is pre-installed on all Library computers. You need to create an account at


Download and Install Mendeley Reference Manager

Introduction to Mendeley- presentation slides


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