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Mendeley: Introduction

Software that helps with referencing. In this guide learn about Mendeley, sign up to a class and download Mendeley.

Introducing Mendeley

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Mendeley is a software program that allows you to:

  • Collaborate easily with other researchers online
  • Import papers from other research software
  • Find relevant papers based on what you’re reading
  • Access your papers from anywhere online
  • Read papers on the go with iPhone app
  • Automatically generate bibliographies

Note!: Mendeley is not a substitute for knowing how to construct the reference style you are required to use for your courses or publications.
(For more information on reference styles, see the options listed under ‘How do I reference with’ in the Guides directory.)

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Using Mendeley Desktop on UWA Library computers

Mendeley Desktop is installed on all UWA Library computers.

If you have not yet created an account with Mendeley, please visit and register via the Create a free account button.

(Currently on the Library computers, the Register button in Mendeley Desktop is not functioning.)

Once you are registered, you can sign in to Mendeley Desktop.