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Practical instructions for installing and using Mendeley citation manager.

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For a variety of reasons, RRU Library is no longer supporting the Mendeley citation manager. We recommend and support Zotero instead.

The information in this guide is no longer being updated. If you are already using Mendeley, we hope the information here continues to be of assistance. However, if you are just beginning to think about using a citation manager, we encourage you to visit our Zotero Help Guide instead. That guide will walk you through the steps of downloading, installing, and using Zotero and provide further information on library support options. 

Searching your collection

You can keyword search your entire Mendeley collection, or a specific folder within it.

On the left of your Mendeley Reference Manager software, select either 'All References'...

all references


or select a specific folder you want to search

The search box is in the top right corner of the Mendeley Reference Manager software.

Marking up PDFs within Mendeley

You can digitally mark up PDFs saved in your Mendeley Reference Manager software, highlighting passages or making notes about the material.

To do this, open a PDF within your Mendeley Reference Manager software and use the icons - seen here - listed at the top of the page.