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Share references

Share references and notes with colleagues using Mendeley groups.

There are a variety of privacy and editing permissions options.

Interact with other members of the group on the group page.

Connect with other researchers

Develop your academic social network profile

See the Creating your profile video tutorial for more information.

Mendeley Papers

Mendeley Papers is a research catalogue of all the references in every Mendeley user's library, which can be searched.

You are able to see how many users have a particular reference in their library, but not who those users are.

Citations and bibliographies

Cite references and create bibliographies in MS Word and Open Office using the Mendeley word processor plug-in.

For available citation styles see the CSL Editor webpage.

See the Generating citations video tutorial or the Getting Started Guide for more information.

To install download Mendeley Desktop and select Install MS Word Plugin from the Tools menu.

How does it work?

Mendely is a freely available reference manager and academic social network with web-based, desktop and mobile versions.  You can sync your library between these different versions and across different computers.

With a free account you get 2GB of web space and can create 1 private groups with up to 3 users.  You can upgrade to a premium plan if you need more space or groups.

Registration / log in page

Download Mendeley desktop

Collecting references

Mendeley Blog: 7 ways to add documents to Mendeley

Direct Export

  • Some online databases


  • Bibliographic data from:
    • Online databases
    • Google Scholar
    • SOLO
    • Online pdfs
    • Other library catalogues (e.g. British Library)
  • Webpage snapshots

Offline pdf of full text

  • drag and drop pdf into Mendeley desktop
  • import details from all pdf documents in a folder
  • create a watch folder - a record will be created for any full text pdf added to the folder

Indirect Export

From online databases and other reference management software

Import files saved as XML, BibTex or RIS.

Mendeley Papers


Sync with Zotero or Citeulike

Quick start guide from the Bodleian Libraries

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