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Mendeley Citation Manager Version 1.19 or earlier Guide: Home

This guide is meant for versions of Mendeley prior to the version 2.0 release. The latest release of Mendeley may not be compatible with your computer's security settings and/or MS Word version. If you are looking for a guide to the latest release check out the new guide.

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Mendeley is a free reference manager and an academic social network. Manage your research, showcase your work, connect and collaborate with over five million researchers worldwide.

To create your free account go to and click the "Create a Free Account" button. When creating your account you can use whatever email address you would like, it is not necessary to use your FDU email address. 

This guide will help you navigate the basic functions of Mendeley. There are also a number of video tutorials available at the end of the guide. 

Mendeley supports both Mac and PC and provides citation formatting for thousands of citation formats including:

  • American Medical Association
  • American Psychological Association 
  • Chicago Manual of Style
  • Harvard
  • Modern Language Association