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Mendeley for Faculty

What is Mendeley?

Mendeley is a type of Citation Management Software. Citation Management Software (also called Bibliographic Management Software or Reference Management Software) is a computer program that helps researchers and students:

  • Collect and organize references from article databases
  • Format in-text citations, and generate bibliographies in your style of choice (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.)

In addition to these main functions, Mendeley also has a social component which can help you collaborate with colleagues, and discover new research

Mendeley at a Glance

Quick facts about Mendeley:

  • Mendeley is proprietary software.
  • Mendeley is web-based but offers the option to work offline.
  • Mendeley is "freemium" meaning basic functionality is free but additional features cost extra. In this case, storage space beyond 2GB costs an annual fee, with three tiers of upgraded accounts available.