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Reference Managers: Getting Started: Mendeley

Reference management is collecting, organizing, storing and using your references to generate citations.

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About Mendeley


Mendeley is a desk top reference management tool. Mendeley allows you to work collaboratively with colleagues anywhere in the world. Mendeley is useful for:

PDF management:

  • Automatically create citations from PDFs stored on your computer.
  • The search full-text feature allows you to find PDFs stored in your Mendeley library quickly & easily.
  • You can annotate your PDFs

Social Networking:

  • Create/join groups (open, or by invitation) to share what you are reading.
  • Create an academic profile, upload your articles and track who is reading them.

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Lori Fielding

Bierce Library, 178A