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Mendeley

Mendeley Overview

Computer screen in center with documents in a circle around it with arrows pointing to the computer. Text at the bottom says Mendeley is a citation management tool that can help you manage and share your research and collaborate with other researchers online. Available as a desktop version or as a web-based software. Compatible with Mac, PC, and Linux

Mendeley Desktop

Mendeley Desktop is a citation manager that allows you to create your own personal library of citations by importing references from your computer, databases, and other sources, as well as automatically format in-text citations and bibliographies.

Mendeley Web

Mendeley Web is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own personal library of citations by importing references from your computer, databases, and other sources, as well as automatically format in-text citations and bibliographies.

Mendeley Desktop vs. Mendeley Web

Laptop and cell phone with the Mendeley logo. Behind the laptop and phone is a stack of papers

To get the most out of Mendeley, use Mendeley in both its desktop and online formats. There are a few key differences between the two:​ 

Mendeley Desktop Mendeley Web

Insert citations and bibliographies into Microsoft Word

Import a library from another citation management tool, such as EndNote or Zotero

Browse papers and groups in specific disciplines
Software license is provided to all MUSC affiliates with Net IDs (access will cease after graduation) Manage your Mendeley profile and add people to your Mendeley network