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What is Mendeley?

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Mendeley is a research management tool that combines a desktop application with further online capabilities. It is a reference manager plus citation tool with online academic social network capabilities. It can help researchers organise their research literature and add citations when writing, as well as collaborate online with other scholars in their discipline through groups, whilst discovering the latest research trends.

Macquarie University Library has an institutional license for Mendeley which provides access to more features than the 'free' version. It is recommended that you first set up an account using your MQ email via the link below:

Once you have an account you can download the Mendeley desktop software. This will give you access to the tools in the Mendeley Desktop program as well as access to Mendeley Web.


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