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Mendeley: Installing and setting up Mendeley

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. The original content of this guide comes from Washington State University Libraries.

Getting Started

Steps 1 & 2: Sign up for Mendeley & Install Mendeley Desktop

Step 1: Sign up for Mendeley

Sign up for Mendeley by visiting:

You can create a new account or use your Facebook credentials to log in.

Step 2: Install Mendeley Desktop

Dowload Mendeley Desktop by visiting and clicking on the icon below

Step 3: Install the web importer

You can dowload the web importer in two ways:

Go to

1. Drag the 'Import to Mendeley' button to your bookmarks toolbar

2. Right-click on the button and choose to add this link to your bookmarks

Publishers supporting Mendeley

These database publishers are currently supported by Mendeley: