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Mendeley Guide: About Mendeley

What is Mendeley?

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network.  Users can manage and organize their references, create and share annotations, collaborate with other users, and discover new content in their areas of interest.

See the Mendeley Overview for more information about all the features available.

Features of Mendeley

Cite as you write

Generate citations and bibliographies in a whole range of journal styles with just a few clicks. For your convenience, we've made sure Mendeley's Citation Plugin is compatible with Word (including Word for Mac) and LibreOffice. We also support BibTeX export for use with LaTeX.

Annotate as you read

Easily add your thoughts on documents in your own library, even from mobile devices. For ease of collaboration, you can also share documents with groups of colleagues and annotate them together.

Import references easily

Import papers and other documents from your desktop, your existing libraries or websites quickly and easily. Mendeley automatically captures author, title and publisher information.

Access your library anywhere

Securely access Mendeley on any computer through the desktop client, web browser, or using your mobile app. Your library is backed up in the cloud when you sync and is always available to you.

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