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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

Step 1: Visit Mendeley and follow the on-screen instructions to create a Mendeley Web account.

Warning: Do NOT select the Sign in via your organization option when creating your Mendeley Web account. EKU does not have an institutional subscription to Mendeley; selecting this option may lead to issues logging into your Mendeley account.

Step 2: Download the Mendeley Reference Manager for Desktop appropriate operating system: 

Access to Mobile Apps: The mobile apps previously available for Android and iOS were discontinued and removed from the App Store and Play Store on March 15 2021.

Step 3: Install the Mendeley Web Importer. The installer recognizes which browser you are using (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge) when you visit the page and defaults to the appropriate add-on for your browser.

Step 4: Install Mendeley Cite, the Microsoft (MS) Word add-in. This allows you to seamlessly insert references and bibliographies into your Word documents.

Mendeley Cite is compatible with MS Word versions 2016 and above, the MS Word app for iPad, and MS Word Online. For more information and use instructions, visit Getting Started with Mendeley Cite.

Mendeley Applications

Mendeley includes:

  • Mendeley Reference Manager for Desktop: the downloaded part of the software installed onto your computer.
  • Mendeley Web: the website where you can access the web version of your Mendeley library, edit your profile, and search for papers, groups, or people.

Mendeley also offers:

  • Web Importer: browser extension that allows you to quickly add references to your Mendeley library from anywhere on the web.
  • Citation Plugin: a MS Word plugin that allows you to create and format citations and bibliographies according to your preferred citation style (e.g. APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.).