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Citation Management Tools: Mendeley

Refworks, Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote. Which one is the right reference management tool for you? Start here.

Mendeley Workshops

Mendeley workshops are offered by request at the Weigle Information Commons.

Tutorials & FAQs

What is Mendeley?

Mendeley is a free* research tool that assists at every stage of the research process, from gathering research and annotating PDFs to organizing citations and creating bibliographies. Mendeley attempts to unite many different tools (EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero,, LinkedIn, SelectedWorks, CiteULike, Papers, JabRef, etc.) into one, and serves as three major tools: Reference Manager, PDF Organizer and Social Network.

*Mendeley is a "freemium" service, which means the basic account is free, but you can access premium features and additional storage for a monthly fee. You can find more information on individual and team plans on the Mendeley Upgrade page.

Accessing Mendeley

There are several ways to add and edit information on your Mendeley account, including:


Mendeley Assistance

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Rebecca Stuhr
Van Pelt Library 216