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Mendeley Toolkit

What Is Mendeley?

Mendeley is a free reference manager and PDF organizer; it's also a research networking site that puts you in touch with an international community.

Use Mendeley to:

  • save and organize research articles and docs (about 3,000 PDFs in the free version);
  • annotate (add your own notes and highlights to) sections of interest in saved articles;
  • generate reference lists and citations for reports and papers.

Although you can register for a Mendeley account without downloading the program to your laptop or desktop computer, we highly recommend you do so! This allows you install the Word plug-in and Web Importer which are the real powers behind Mendeley.

After downloading, you can sync your accumulating full text article library with Mendeley's mobile apps for anywhere access (iPad, iPhone, Android).

Also available in fee-based versions (with more storage).


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