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Getting started with

Mendeley is a reference manager, academic collaboration network and crowdsourced database with a unique layer of social information research.

  • Mendeley Desktop is available on Mac, Windows and Linux.
  • Mendeley Web functions on all major browsers.
  • Mobile versions of Mendeley are available for iPad, iPhone and Android devices.

All CDU staff and students have access to the premium version of Mendeley (Mendeley Institutional Edition).

How to download Mendeley

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
Create an account Download desktop program Install web importer

Mendeley Essentials

Mendeley Desktop
Mendeley Desktop is the downloaded part of the software installed onto your computer.

Mendeley Web

This is the Mendeley website where you can access the web version of your library, edit your profile and search for papers, groups or people. You can also access Mendeley's social features.

The process of synchronising Mendeley data across devices.

Web Importer
The browser bookmarklet that lets you quickly import documents from anywhere on the web.
Citation Plugin
A plugin you can install that allows you to create and format your citations and bibliography according to your chosen style in the document you are writing.
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