Mendeley is a free citation and file management application. It allows you to:

  • Manage your PDF collection of articles on your hard drive.
  • Extract metadata for each file, rename/move them, and sync across platforms.
  • Tag files, organize them into folders, annotate, and share with others (including annotations/notes).
  • Use the capabilities within Mendeley to generate a bibliography, or export bibliographic data to other citation management applications like RefWorks and EndNote.

Getting Started

Format a paper or bibliography

Manage your articles

Work collaboratively

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Citation Management Tools

Citation Management Tools Coordinators

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