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Reference Management Software

What is Mendeley Reference Manager?

Mendeley Reference Manager is a free web and desktop reference management application. It helps you simplify your reference management workflow so you can focus on achieving your goals.

With Mendeley Reference Manager you can:

  • Store, organize and search all your references from just one library.
  • Seamlessly insert references and bibliographies into your Microsoft® Word documents using Mendeley Cite.
  • Read, highlight and annotate PDFs, and keep all your thoughts across multiple documents in one place.
  • Collaborate with others by sharing references and ideas.



New Mendeley Users

Download Mendeley Reference Manager for Windows, MacOS or Linux

Download the latest Mendeley reference manager : a guide for new users

Current Mendeley Desktop Users

Upgrade from Mendeley Desktop to the new Mendeley Reference Manager quickly and easily.

Make sure you’ve synced your existing Mendeley Desktop library.

Download and install Mendeley Reference Manager.

Sign in using your Mendeley credentials and your existing library will sync.