It’s time to change the way we do research.
Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.
• Automatically generate bibliographies
• Collaborate easily with other researchers online
• Easily import papers from other research software
• Find relevant papers based on what you’re reading
• Access your papers from anywhere online
• Read papers on the go, with our new iPhone app
The best free way to manage your research
Organize, share, discover
1. Download Mendeley for free
2. Add all your PDFs
3. Organize, cite and collaborate…
Free and fully compatible with…
• Windows Word 2003, 2007, 2010
• Mac Word 2008, 2011
• OpenOffice 3.2
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Generate citations and bibliographies in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, and LaTeX.
Read and Annotate
Open PDFs and capture your thoughts through sticky notes and highlights.
Add and Organize
Import and organize PDFs from your computer, EndNote™, Papers or Zotero.
Connect with colleagues and securely share your papers, notes and annotations.
Quick and simple installation
Once you download the Mendeley reference manager, you can install the Word Plugin in 3 clicks. Hey presto – you are ready to create your bibliography.
Citation styles for thousands of journals
Quickly search and select your citation style from a rapidly growing community managed database, or create new styles with the new CSL Editor.
Create bibliographies instantly
Cite seamlessly without leaving Word. Format your citations and bibliography according to your chosen style.
Hanging indents, the use of “Ibid.”, author disambiguation. Mendeley looks after the details of creating a bibliography so you can focus on writing.
Collaborate on bibliographies
Share bibliographies with your colleagues through a private group. Any member can add or edit any cited references.
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Backup, Sync and Mobile
Access your papers on the web, iPhone or iPad.
Network and Discover
Discover papers, people and public groups.
Read and annotate your PDFs
Save time navigating PDFs
Open multiple PDFs in separate tabs. Read, take notes and switch back to your research library instantly.
Annotate and highlight
No more need for hand-written notes, sticky notes and highlighter pens. You can now annotate, highlight, and add sticky notes directly to your PDFs.
Share annotations with others
Simply create a private group, add colleagues and start sharing. Every time you add notes or highlight a paper, it will be visible to members of the group.
Save and print annotations
All your annotations can be saved within your PDFs, so when you print them out, your ideas travel with you.
From papers to productivity in seconds
Organizing your PDFs doesn’t have to be a chore. Let Mendeley do it for you. Identify recently added papers, add favorites in a click and store them in multiple folders.
When you add PDFs, we instantly scan them to identify the author, title, journal and other information by matching the PDF’s contents with our global research library. It’s like magic.
Mendeley searches across the full-text of your research library and results appear instantly as you type.
No more complicated file names. Navigate your research library through relevant fields like Author, Title, Publisher and Journal.
Add papers from anywhere
Import from websites
The web importer allows you to import papers, web pages and other documents into your library from search engines and academic databases. Import from existing software
Mendeley can import BibTeX, RIS and EndNote™ XML files so you can easily transfer your library from EndNote™, Papers and Zotero.
Drag and drop
Drag any PDF directly into Mendeley from your desktop or folders which you can then instantly annotate, cite, and highlight. Automatically watch folders
Choose a folder on your computer to “watch”. When you next add papers to that folder, they are also automatically added to your Mendeley library.
Collaborating has never been easier
Team plans allow you to share and collaborate with up to 50 people, create unlimited number of private groups and get unlimited group library space. Create your custom plan now.
Share papers and collaborate
Whether you’re a research team, lab, or university class – sharing papers can be a challenge. Simply create public or private groups and start sharing documents instantly.
Communication made easy
Group members can see papers and folders you add to the group on their newsfeed. Keep up-to-date with your collaborators and make working together a walk in the park.
• See when others add documents
• Comment and like to start discussion
• Watch projects progress over time
All your ideas in real-time
Reviewing an article with your colleagues? When a group member adds a note, highlight or summary to a group document, the edit is visible to all the members of the group.
Access your papers anytime, anywhere
No more risk of losing your PDFs and annotations. We provide you with 2GB of free online storage to automatically back up and synchronize your library across desktop, web and mobile
Across multiple computers
Install Mendeley on an unlimited number of computers for free so you can seamlessly access your library at home, office or on campus.
On any operating system
Mendeley works on Windows, Mac and Linux, so no matter what operating system you are using, your research library is always available.
On the Web
Access your Mendeley library through any internet browser by signing into Mendeley.com. Now your library is even available on computers that don’t have Mendeley installed.
On iPhone / iPad (free!)
Download the iPhone and iPad app to access and view your library on the go – in lectures, classes and in the lab.
Download from the App Store now.
Discover papers and public groups
Search millions of papers
Search one of the world’s largest crowd-sourced research catalogs on Mendeley. Get related research, refine your search to full-text PDFs and add papers to your library in one click.
Read up on new topics, find ongoing research, follow curated bibliographies and get involved in discussions in public groups.
Build an online presence
Create an academic profile, upload your papers and publicize your research. Show the world your professional research profile.
Discover new collaborators
Looking to identify an expert in a particular field or connect with an author? Find interesting contacts or public groups related to your interest.