Your personal library of research

Mendeley is a free reference manager for students and researchers. Make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, as well as read and annotate PDFs on any device.

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How Mendeley helps

Five ways Mendeley helps you

Your research, anywhere

Securely stored and accessible across devices, you can search and sort your references, documents and notes in one place - right down to the keyword you're looking for.

Read and annotate on the go

Use Mendeley online or offline to access your PDFs on the move. Highlight, annotate and add sticky notes to capture your thoughts in context.

Citation and bibliographies

Generate your citations and bibliography in the style of your choice - in just a few clicks. Compatible with Microsoft Word, LibreOffice and Bibtex.

Sharing and collaboration

Publicly or privately share reading lists, references or full-text articles. Create groups to tackle research assignments, share feedback and write papers with your collaborators.

Showcasing your work

Connect with colleagues, peers or classmates to follow their research output. Showcase your published research to millions around the world.

On Desktop, Web and iPad

Mendeley is built to work on desktop, web and your iOS device, allowing you to sync across devices and access your library wherever you are.

Trusted by institutions worldwide

Over 3 million students, ranging from undergraduates to professionals use Mendeley
for organizing, writing, collaborating and promoting their research.

Join millions of researchers today

Mendeley helps streamline your workflow, saving you time to focus on what is important.