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Mendeley is a reference management tool that comes in two components: Mendeley Web (freely available from anywhere with a computer connected to the Internet) and Mendeley Desktop. The former is used to collect references, and the latter is used for advanced management options and for citing. Both are free to use, and Mendeley Desktop is available on all University managed computers. It's the newest addition to our range of reference management tools, and offers an alternative to Paperpile, EndNote or EndNote Online.
Mendeley allows you to:
Some of the advantages of Mendeley over other reference management tools are:
Mendeley consists of two components: Mendeley Web and Mendeley Desktop. The former is used to collect references, and the latter is used for advanced management options and for citing. Both are free to use, and Mendeley Desktop is available on all University managed computers.
Once you have registered to use Mendeley, you can access it from anywhere with a computer connected to the Internet.
All University of York classroom PCs include Mendeley Desktop, and allow installation of the Mendeley Cite-O-Matic plugin for Microsoft Word.
To use on University of York office / staff PCs you will need to download Mendeley Desktop from the Software Centre. Mendeley Desktop is free to download for personal use.
The Mendeley account is not managed by the University so you cannot simply log on using your University username and password. You can register using any email address. However, to make use of the collaborative tools it may help other users if you register using your UoY address.
For security reasons, do not use your UoY password when you register.
There are two available plug-ins from Mendeley website.
Import papers, web pages and other documents directly into your reference library from search engines and academic databases. Mendeley Web Importer is available for all major web browsers.
It can be installed from the Mendeley website.
Citation Plugin (Mendeley Cite-O-Matic)
Bibliography creation is made easy with the Citation Plugin. It lets you cite as you write. It is fully compatible with Word (including Word for Mac) and LibreOffice. A guide on using Citation Plugin is available on the Mendeley website.
The plugin needs to be installed even on University machines. To install the MS Word Plugin: