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A guide to using the citation management tool Mendeley.

Science, Technology, and Math Librarian

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Elisabeth White
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Phone: (410) 704-5326

In this Guide

Welcome to the Cook Library Guide to Mendeley. Mendeley is a freely available citation management tool run by Elsevier. This guide provides information about how to use Mendeley's different functions in the form of text, images, and videos. If you have questions about any of the content of this guide or would like to schedule a personalized tutorial, please contact STM Librarian, Elisabeth White. Her contact information is on the left.

Join us for a Citation Management Workshop!

The Cook Library is hosting two upcoming virtual Citation Management Software Workshops: one on Thursday, 1/20 at 10 AM, and one on Wednesday, 2/16 at 5 PM.

In these workshops, participants will learn how citation management tools can help streamline their research process and explore the advantages and disadvantages of different software. Then, we will split into breakout rooms where participants will get an in-depth look at a tool of their choosing: EndNote, Mendeley, or Zotero.

No advance registration required.

Details and Webex link for Citation Management Workshop session 1 (January 20 at 10 AM)

Details and Webex link for Citation Management Workshop session 2 (February 16 at 5 PM)


Research Universtiy: Take your research skills to the next level.

Why Use Mendeley

Mendeley has a wide variety of features that can help you streamline your research process. Best of all, it's free! Here are a few of its main features that you may find useful in your research process.

  • Store, highlight, and annotate PDF files.
  • Organize research into folders.
  • Search the full-text of all documents in your library.
  • Automatically import citation information for articles.
  • Integrate with MS Word to create bibliographies and in-text citations for a variety of citation formats.
  • Form groups to share articles, highlights, and annotations with your peers.

The newest version of Mendeley, Mendeley Reference Manager, is now compatible with screen readers. View the Mendeley website for more information on accessibility features.

Mendeley Help Resources

The resources linked below are from the help pages on the Mendeley website. They are the official source of information about using Mendeley. This research guide goes into more detail about how the different features and functions can help streamline your academic research process.