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Mendeley (English): Home

Mendeley is a program to save, manage and share references.

What is Mendeley?

Mendeley (Web) is a free reference program for students and researchers. It is also an academic social network to connect with fellow researchers and share documents. You can use Mendeley to generate citations and bibliographies in Microsoft Word, LibreOffice and LaTeX. You can also read and annotate full-text articles and import and organise PDFs from your computer.


Mendeley Software

There is a Web version (open the Mendeley Web tab for more information) and a Desktop version. To install these versions you need to register. Installation is straightforward and takes only two minutes. Both versions are free and are synchronised with one another.
The current version is for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Android.

In Mendeley version 1.19.8 (2021):

  • removed the "Related Documents" option from the UI
  • removed the options of creating public and invite-only groups
  • removed external group links
  • removed external links to user profiles
  • removed the "Literature Search" option from the UI
  • removed the "Invite Colleagues" option from the UI
  • accessing your Mendeley library after the mobile app is no longer available

Other Reference software

EndNote is the standard software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references on Windows and Macintosh desktops. See the EndNote basic course.
This is an online program that makes it easy for researchers to collect, manage, store and share all kinds of information, and to generate citations and bibliographies.


Zotero is the only research tool that automatically detects content in your web browser, which you can then add to   your personal library with a single click. See als the Zotero course.                 

A comparison of the different reference programs.

Need help?

Simply drop by at informationdesk of the Library of Science, Heyendaalseweg 135, for personal instruction.

Mendeley webinar 25 Feb 2021