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Guide to using Mendeley reference management and social citation sharing software

Getting started with Mendeley

Mendeley is a free reference management software package, also known as bibliographic software, which enables you to:

  • Create a personal database of references relevant to you, along with associated files, to easily manage your research;
  • De-duplicate references retrieved from multiple sources;
  • Insert references into a Word document and format them automatically in a citation style of your choice;
  • Showcase your work and connect and collaborate with researchers worldwide.

The following video from Mendeley is a good introduction to using the software. You can also work through our guide, using the navigation menu.

Getting started with Mendeley