Welcome to this short guide on how to reference correctly using Mendeley.
Mendeley is a free tool that can help you store and organise the references that you find during your research. This reference information can then be used to automatically insert citations and a fully formatted reference list into your Word documents.
There are two versions of Mendeley available - a desktop version and an online one. It is possible to use both versions and sync them together. If you are new to Mendeley start with Get Started. We also recommend that you watch the online video tutorials and look at the PDF documents available on thee home page
There are two Referencing Tools available for output of intext citations and referencing lists
There is also an optional Web Importer designed to capture website references and citations.
Mendeley (desktop version) is in the Common Apps section on open access computers.
To download your own copy of Mendeley for Windows go to https://www.mendeley.com/download-desktop-new/.
A version of Mendeley is available for the Macintosh. To download your own copy go to https://www.mendeley.com/download-desktop-new/macOS
Click "Create Account" and complete the online form.
You have now created Registered for Mendeley Online and created your online Mendeley library.
Mendeley Online is an online version of Mendeley - accessible via the Browser. The online version is enough for most student work.
It is possible to use both versions and sync them together.
If you already have references in one of your libraries it would be helpful to watch the tutorial video below first to make sure you don't get conflicts.