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Public Health Resources: Mendeley

What is Mendeley

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.

Mendelely is made up of a desktop client for managing PDFs, an online application for online collaboration, and a citation generator that is compatible with:

  • Word for Windows  2010, 2013, 2016
  • Word for Mac  2011, 2016
  • LibreOffice
  • BibTeX

Getting Started

To get started with Mendeley:

  1. Sign up for a free account
  2. Download the desktop client (Windows, Mac OS, Linux)
  3. Install the web importer
  4. Download the Citation Plug-in

Mendeley in Five Minutes

Mendeley Introduction for Researchers (37 minutes)

This video walks you through all features Mendeley has provides to researchers including Reference Manager, Research Network, Data Repository and Career portal. Uploaded on Feb 1, 2017

Citation Help

The Citation Managers Team is here to answer your questions provide instruction in your classroom or one-on-one assitance. Email us at

Migration Guide: How to move your references from EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero, and Papers

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

Mendeley News

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