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Guide to a free, easy-to-use tool that helps you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources

Installation instructions

Register for an Account

Go to to create an account.


Use Mendeley Desktop to save time managing PDFs, instantly share thoughts on papers with colleagues, and back up and sync your files across devices.


Quick and simple installation

Once you download the Mendeley reference manager, you can install the Word Plugin in 3 clicks. Hey presto – you are ready to create your bibliography.


Citation styles for thousands of journals

Quickly search and select your citation style from a rapidly growing community managed database, or create new styles with the new CSL Editor.


Create bibliographies instantly

Cite seamlessly without leaving Word. Format your citations and bibliography according to your chosen style.


Flexible formatting

Hanging indents, the use of “Ibid.”, author disambiguation. Mendeley looks after the details of creating a bibliography so you can focus on writing.


Collaborate on bibliographies

Share bibliographies with your colleagues through a private group. Any member can add or edit any cited references.





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Example of Mendeley Desktop Application Library View