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Citation Management Software: Mendeley

A look at some free tools to manage your information sources.

What is Mendeley?

  • Mendeley is a free research tool that enables you to manage citations and PDFs using a desktop client or through your account on
  • Mendeley has drag and drop capability to integrate PDFs and other documents into the program.
  • Mendeley also includes plugins for Word or OpenOffice, so you can easily create citations and/or bibliographies as you write your papers.
  • Mendeley includes social networking tools as well.  You can share your research, discuss topics with other researchers, and search for new information through the site.

Getting Started with Mendeley

Getting Help with Mendeley

Mendeley support links:

If you have questions about using Mendeley in conjunction with library-supported databases, please email

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