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Mendeley

An overview of the citation manager, Mendeley- an Elsevier product with a matching online and desktop reference manager, and a legacy desktop software.

What is Mendeley?

Mendeley, pronounced "men-duh-lay", is one of several options for citation management software. Starting in 2020, their focus is on an online client that has a matching desktop version, called Mendley Reference Manager. Mendeley Desktop is still available, but it is no longer being updated.

This software will allow you to:

  • Create and manage citations of books, articles, videos, and more
  • Import citations from databases, websites, and library catalogs
  • Upload PDFs you have on your computer to find their citation information
  • Collaborate with other researchers online
  • Find relevant papers based on what you’re reading
  • Highlight and annotate papers and share those notes with others
  • Organize using groups, tags, and filters

Comparing Citation Management Software