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Mendeley Basics: About 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.

Upgraded Accounts Now Available

Interested in a FREE Mendeley Institutional account?  Benefits Include:

Increase in personal library size for each user, from 2 GB to 5 GB

Increase in group storage, from 100 MB to 20 GB

Increase in private group size, from 3 to 25 members

Increase in number of private groups, from one to unlimited

If you'd like to obtain an account, please join the Montana State University Mendeley group!

What is Mendeley?

Mendeley is a combination of a desktop application and a website which helps you manage, share and discover both content and contacts in research.

Reference ManagerGenerate citations and bibliographies in Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, and LaTeX.

Read and AnnotateOpen PDFs and capture your thoughts through sticky notes and highlights.

Add and OrganizeImport and organize PDFs from your computer, EndNote™, Papers or Zotero.

CollaborateConnect with colleagues and securely share your papers, notes and annotations.

Backup, Sync and MobileAccess your papers on the web, iPhone or iPad.

Network and DiscoverDiscover papers, people and public groups.



Getting Started with Mendeley

Mendeley Importation Overview

Mendeley will interpret bibliographic data and import citations with one click from these sources:


Subject Guide

Hannah McKelvey
Adjunct Reference Librarian
MSU Libary 224

Mendeley Blog


Mendeley on Twitter