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Mendeley Reference Management: Home

Learn how to use the citation management tool Mendeley to organize resources, format bibliographies & citations, and more.

What can Mendeley do?

What can Mendeley do?

  • Import & annotate PDFs directly in your personal library
  • Access PDFs after you have left SLC (Mendeley is free which means you have access to it no matter where you are)
  • Create in-text citations and work cited lists
  • Save citations online
  • Organize and search your own personal resource 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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Setting Up Mendeley

2. Download Mendeley Reference Manager App

After creating your account click on the appropriate system download option. Multiple devices can sync together by logging in with your account, so feel free to download to as many computers or mobile devices as you like.

3. Add the Mendeley Web Importer to your browser

This allows you to import citations directly from the web--the quickest way to use Mendeley

4. Install Mendeley Cite for Microsoft Word

Import citations to your papers directly from your Mendeley Library. 

Mendeley Cite is compatible with Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Word versions 2016 and above and with the Microsoft Word app for iPad®