Mendeley is a free reference manager that runs on a crowdsourced database of references contributed by its community of users. Mendeley works with all major operating systems and web browsers, and integrates with Microsoft Word to create accurate citations and bibliographies in any citation style.
New to using Mendeley? Follow these three steps to get started:
STEP ONE: Download Mendeley to your computer
Mendeley offers desktop clients for Windows, MacOS, and Linux
STEP TWO: Create a Mendeley account
Register for free with Mendeley. Please note that Mendeley does not connect to your existing RIT computing account; you will need to create a unique account with Mendeley.
STEP THREE: Install the Mendeley Web Importer
The Web Importer is available for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Edge. Install the Web Importer for the browser of your choice.
Mendeley has released a next-generation tool called the Reference Manager, which provides greater integration between your desktop and the Web. Though Mendeley Desktop is still supported, you may wish to download Reference Manager and begin experimenting with this newest version of Mendeley.