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An overview of the citation software Mendeley- an Elsevier product that is an online and desktop reference manager.

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 Mendeley Reference Manager. Mendeley Desktop is still available, but it is no longer being updated. The mobile app is no longer available.

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

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