There are a couple different ways for you to access and use Mendeley. The following links will lead you to each where you can decide which works best for you.
Download Mendeley Desktop: this is the actual program that allows you to organize PDFs and sync to your online account. It is compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, or 8), Mac (OS X 10.6+) and Linux.
Mendeley Online: from here you can sign into your account, import citations straight from databases, access your libraries from anywhere, and sync to your Mendeley Desktop.
What is Mendeley?
Mendeley is a free reference manager, comparable to EndNote, that allows you to organize references, create citations, and bibliographies. It is also a PDF viewer which allows you highlight, annotate, and organize research papers all in one place. Mendeley has a social network feature in which you can create groups and collaborate and share with colleagues.
Welcome to Harrell HSL Mendeley Guide
The tabs along the top will guide you through using Mendeley
Where to get Mendeley
You can download Mendeley through the company's website, Mendeley Download. The free version gives you 2GB of space for personal use, and 100 GB shared space (this is explained further in Advanced Topics).
Why should I use Mendeley?
Whether you're a student, researcher or professor, Mendeley is an extremely valuable tool when doing research and composing papers. The program stores your references, figures, and PDFs all in one place on your computer, which makes retrieving these items easy. Mendeley also works with Microsoft Word and Open Office to insert in-text citations and compose bibliographies with just a few mouse clicks. The social network feature lets you interact with colleagues on research as well as see what other people in your field worldwide find interesting.
This guide is provided courtesy of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library. It has been copied and customized for Penn State Hershey affiliated users with the generous permission of its creator.