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Operating system Windows, Mac and Linux
Web Browser Chorme, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari
Text Processor LibreOffice 5, Word 2016, Word 2019 and Office 365
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It is a freely available reference management system that helps to manage and share research papers and along with that it also generates bibliographies for scholarly articles in a standard manner.
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Prepared By

Arjun K. Dinesh

Subhajit Bhattacharjee

Abid Fakhre Alam

Why Mendeley
  • Provide storage upto 2GB
  • Automatically generate bibliography
  • Colloborate easily with other researchers online
  • Easily import citaions and research papers from other databases
  • Find relevent papers based on your reading
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What is Citation
It is a reference to a book, article, web page, or other published item. It is the way, you can tell the readers that certain material in your work came from another source
Why Citation is important
  • To avoid plagiarism
  • To show your reader, you have done proper research
  • To allow the reader to track down the sources for further study 
What to Cite ?
You must cite:
  • Ideas, words, theories, or exact language that another person used in other publications
  • Publications that must be cited include books, book chapters, articles, web pages, theses, etc.
Quick Introduction
Add New
This feature enables you to add references in your library in your own way.

File(s) from computer : If you want to add existing pdf files in your computer
Add Entry Manually : If you want to create reference from starch.
​Import Library
You can use this feature to import records from another citation manager like RIS, BibTeX, or Endnote XML format.
Import with Web Importer
  • After installing the web importer in your favorite browser, you can use the web importer button on your bookmarks toolbar when you are viewing a citation record or list of search results in a supported database.
  • The Web Importer will bring in citation information, and where possible, the pdf.
Note : Web Importer may not always bring all citations from your results list and may bring in incomplete citation information.
Drag PDF
Use this feature if you want to add citation of large number of existing pdf files in your computer.
  • Just drag and drop pdf files into Mendley Reference Manager Window
  • The citation will automatically show up under Recently Added
Use Mendeley search
You can use this feature if you want to explore research articles on libraries of other Mendeley users on the topic of your interest.

  • Go to Tools menu of Mendeley Reference Manager.
  • Then select "Search for Articles Online"
  • After that, it will direct you to a search interface on your default browser.
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Organize your Library
You can use the Collection feature to organize your documents in the way you want. Documents can be put in more than one collection.               


You can use the star icon to add the documents in your favourite list.  You can also use green dots to mark the articles as read or unread.