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Mendeley: Getting Started

a guide to using Mendeley, a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.

What is Mendeley?

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research in your field. Mendeley is a great organization tool for those who have accumulated a large number of PDF files during the research process. Using Mendeley, you can extract metadata from your PDFs which will allow you to index and organize your collection for easy searching and citing.

Mendeley is a desktop application but also has an online component so you'll need to download the software onto your computer in order to get started. Mendeley also offers users a mobile option called Mendeley - Reference Manager (Lite) for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

Technical Requirements

Mendeley Desktop runs natively on Windows (32 and 64bit), Mac (Intel with OS X 10.5 or later) and Linux (32 and 64bit).

How to Get Mendeley

There are a couple different ways for you to access and use Mendeley. The following links will lead you to each where you can decide which works best for you. 

Additional Resources

Digital Initiatives Librarian

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Winifred King
Contact:
D. Samuel Gottesman Library
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Ave.
Bronx, NY 10461

P: 718.430.3108

Acknowledgement

This guide is based in part on a guide by Marie Sciangula at the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center (TLTC) at Purchase College, SUNY.