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Mendeley Web

To access your Mendeley Web Library and other web features featured on our Collaboration page, go to

Sign in to your Mendeley account, or create an account if you do not have one. We recommend using your Macquarie University email address.

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Your Mendeley Web Library has many, but not all, of the features available in your Mendeley Desktop Library. Have a look through the rest of this guide or visit Mendeley's help guides page for more information. 

Remember to sync your Desktop version with your Web version by clicking the 'Sync' button.

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Join the Macquarie group

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Macquarie University Library offers enhanced Mendeley access for all Macquarie University users with Mendeley Institutional Edition (MIE) as part of Mendeley Web.

If you join the Macquarie University group, you'll get 100 GB of personal space in Mendeley Web (vs 2 GB with the free, unaffiliated version) and 100 GB of shared space (vs 100 MB with a free account). You'll also be able to create an unlimited number of private, shared groups with up to 100 members.

How can you get access to our MIE subscription?

  1. Sign in to your Mendeley account, or create an account if you do not have one. We recommend using your Macquarie University email address.

  2. Join the Macquarie University group. Follow the link and click the “Join this Group”. If you did not use your MQ email to set up your Mendeley account, you’ll be prompted for your MQ email address, and a link will be sent there for joining the group.

Mendeley Desktop Compatibility

Operating Systems:
  • Windows: Windows 7 (x64 and x86), Windows 8.1 (x64 and x86), Windows 10 (x64 and x86)
  • Mac: MacOS 10.10 (Yosemite), macOS 10.11 (El Capitan). Mendeley Desktop Update 1.18 now supports MacOS Sierra and High Sierra. If you are running Sierra or High Sierra please install this update.
  • Linux: Ubuntu and Kubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) (x64 and x86), Ubuntu and Kubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) (x64 and x86), Debian Stretch 9 (x64 and x86)
  • iOS: 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
  • Android: 4.1 and up
Text Processors:
  • Windows: Microsoft 2010, 2013 and 2016, LibreOffice 5
  • Mac: Microsoft Word 2011 and 2016, LibreOffice 5
  • Linux: same version of LibreOffice as packaged by the supported Debian/Ubuntu‚Äč
  • Internet Explorer 10 and above
  • Firefox 6 and newer
  • Chrome 14 and newer
  • Safari 5 and newer