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 Manager: Generate citations and bibliographies in Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, and LaTeX.
Read and Annotate: Open PDFs and capture your thoughts through sticky notes and highlights.
Add and Organize: Import and organize PDFs from your computer, EndNote™, Papers or Zotero.
Collaborate: Connect with colleagues and securely share your papers, notes and annotations.
Interested in a FREE Mendeley Institutional account?
Already have a personal Mendeley account but want to connect to the MSU Institutional account?
If you already have a Mendeley or Elsevier account, you can connect it to your institutional (Shibboleth) credentials to benefit from MSU's Mendeley Institutional Edition (MIE) subscription.
Once you have completed this sign in process, you should use your Mendeley account email address and password to sign in to Mendeley Desktop rather than your institutional (Shibboleth) credentials.
Terms you should familiarize yourself with:
Mendeley Desktop : Mendeley Desktop is the downloaded part of the software installed onto your computer. Download Mendeley Desktop if you haven't already.
Mendeley Web : This is the Mendeley website where you can access the web version of your library, edit your profile and search for papers, groups or people.
Sync : The process of synchronizing your Mendeley data across devices.
Web Importer : The browser bookmarklet that lets you quickly import documents from anywhere on the web.
Citation Plugin : A plugin you can install that allows you to create and format your citations and bibliography according to your chosen style.