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Mendeley Citation Manager Version 2.1 or Later Guide: Home

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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


Mendeley Updates

The Mendeley app for iOS and Android devices is no longer supported by Mendeley. 

"In line with our continued aim to support researchers as effectively as we can, discontinuing the mobile app will mean we can focus on the solutions that the majority of our users tell us they value most. This includes making improvements to Mendeley Reference Manager, Mendeley Cite and Mendeley Web Importer."

-Mendeley Blog March 2021