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Tips and instructions on getting started using the Mendeley citation management software.

Sign up for an Account

Download the Desktop application:

1. After you have signed up for an account .

2. Follow the instruction to download the appropriate version for your operating system: Windows, Mac, Linux, and iOS.  to your computer.

3. Open the program..

Optional: 4.  Install the Microsoft Word Plugin. In Mendeley, from the Tools menu, select Install MS Word Plugin. On the Plugin Installed screen, click OK..

The desktop version of Mendeley can be added to as many computers as you like. You can synch your library on each computer  and it's backed up online. 

You can access your library online at