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Mendeley Alerts & Status

As of the 1st of September 2022, Mendeley Desktop is no longer available for download.  Those with Mendeley Desktop installed will still be able to sign in and use it as normal after this date.  For more information see

Mendeley News

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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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Michael Pasqualoni
Bird Library -
(2nd Floor) Room 200
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