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Research Guides

Citation Management Software: Mendeley

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

Introduction to Mendeley

Getting Started:

  • Go to www.mendeley.com and download the program.
  • 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.  Just go to www.mendeley.com and sign in to access your library.


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