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Getting Started

Mendeley is a free reference manager and social network for researchers. Use the program to collect sources, organize your research, share resources & collaborate with others online, and choose from hundreds of different citation styles to create the bibliography for your paper or manuscript. 

Getting started with Mendeley:

  1. Sign up for a free account 
    • ​​Provides access to the online Mendeley Reference Manager and allows you to access your citations from anywhere with an internet connection 
    • The free account includes 2GB of personal storage...
  2. Download The Mendeley Reference Manager Software
    • The software provides enhanced functionality, including the ability to create in-text citations using the Microsoft Word toolbar 
    • The Microsoft Word Plug-in should automatically download when installing the software (Currently not available for SU licenced copies of Microsoft Word)
  3. Web importer 
    • Import papers, web pages and other documents directly into your reference library from search engines and academic databases.

Mendeley in Five Minutes

Mendeley Datasets

Mendeley Datasets is a secure cloud-based repository where you can store your data, ensuring it is easy to share, access and cite, wherever you are.

Mendeley Data FAQ


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Use the "schedule online" link to book a research consultation, or contact me via email or phone to arrange a timeslot outside of those listed consultation hours