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

What is Mendeley?

Mendeley is a free, easy-to-use tool that helps you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources (variously called "references," "citations," "documents," or "files"). 
It automatically updates periodically to incorporate new online sources and new bibliographic styles.
There are other reference managers, notably Zotero and Endnote, so why use Mendeley?  If you are looking for a product with robust features related to managing and working with PDFs, Mendeley may be the reference manager for you.

What can I do with Mendeley?

Let research fall into place

Automatically collate, organise and manage your PDFs using folders, tags, filters and full text search. More…

Save your ideas with your papers

Add highlights and sticky notes inside your PDF as you read them, and privately share them with colleagues. More…

Generate citations and bibliographies in seconds

Insert references from your research library and generate bibliographies on the fly.More…

Example of Mendeley Online Library View

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