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Citation Management

Information about citation management, as well as EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero.

Mendeley's Logo Mendeley is a citation management software provided by Elsevier.

Key Points:

  • Free for space up to 2GB and one private group
  • Upgrades to more storage space or more private groups start at $4.99 a month or $55 a year
  • Cloud plus software
  • Compatible with Word
  • Read and Annotate PDFs

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Attention Mac users who have updated to the newest version of Catalina: If you're having trouble using Mendeley's write while you cite feature, you'll need to install the following software:

Creating New References

Desktop Client

1. Click on the "add new reference button".

2. Select the type of reference you're trying to add.

3. Double check the Mendeley has pulled the metadata from your reference correctly.

 

Mendeley's Website

1. Click on the "add new reference button".

2. Select the type of reference you're trying to add.

3. Double check the Mendeley has pulled the metadata from your reference correctly.

 

Web Import Button

1. Add the Mendeley Importer to the browser of your choice. 

2. On the webpage you would like to site, click on the Mendeley Importer button. 

3. Check the meta data that Mendeley pulled from the website, correct/fill in any missing information. Click save.

Helpful Hint: When using the web import button or when adding references to Mendely's website in conjunction to the desktop client, you need will need to sync your account to download the new references. To do this, click on the sync button within the desktop client.  

Editing References

Desktop Client

1. Click on the reference you would like to edit.

2. In the details panel (right hand side), select the field you would like to make edits to.

3. When you are done making changes, hit enter.

 

Mendeley's Website 

1. Click on the reference you would like to edit.

2. In the details panel (right hand side), click edit.

3. Select the fields you would like to edit, the click on save. 

 

Removing References

Desktop Client

1. Select the reference you would like to remove (use ctrl key or ⌘ key to select more than one).

2. Press the Delete key -OR- right click on a reference and select Delete Documents 

Mendeley's Website

1. Select the reference you would like to remove (use the check boxes to select more than one).

2. Press the delete button.