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A guide to using the citation management tool Mendeley.

Science, Technology, and Math Librarian

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Elisabeth B. 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 demo for your colleagues or your class, please contact Science, Technology, and Math Librarian Elisabeth White. Her contact information is on the left.

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.