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Citation Management Software: Mendeley

A guide to the commonly used citation - or reference - management software available to the U-Idaho community.

Introduction to Mendeley Reference Manager

Download Mendeley Reference Manager

Mendeley has two access points - the desktop client and the web-based client.

The Desktop Client is installed on your device. If you work from multiple devices, e.g. a lab computer and a personal laptop, you can download a copy of the desktop client (freely) on each device and "sync" the libraries to keep them concurrent.

The Web-Based Client is online and accessible from any web browser.  When you sync, the web-based client updates as well. Visit to sign-in and access your library.

Mendeley Download


If you have any questions about using this system, please contact the U-Idaho Library Reference Desk.

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