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What Is Mendeley?

Mendeley is a citation management system that allows you to save, store, and manage bibliographic citations, and then to generate bibliographies in most of the major citation styles.

Mendeley Desktop

Mendeley Desktop is a reference manager that allows you manage, read, share, annotate and cite your research papers. It is not necessary until you begin writing your paper. At that point, it becomes invaluable tool to format citations and create bibliographies in your writing.

  • Install on campus workstations: Mendeley for Windows can be installed from Le Moyne College AJ App Store. Mendeley for Macintosh can be installed directly on campus workstations.
  • Install on personal computers: Download Mendeley Desktop for WindowsMacintosh, and Linux computers. 


Download Mendeley Desktop for Windows Download Mendeley Desktop for Macintosh Download Mendeley Desktop for Linux


Access your library on the go with Mendeley mobile apps

Mendeley Web Importer

Import papers, web pages and other documents directly into your reference library from search engines and academic databases. Mendeley Web Importer is available for all major web browsers either as a browser plugin or as a bookmarklet.

There is a known conflict between the browser plugin and the Ebook Central web interface. For that reason, the bookmarklet importer is recommended.

Install Mendeley Importer bookmarklet: Drag the Save to Mendeley button to your bookmark/favorites toolbar. Now you can launch Mendeley Importer from any database results page.

Getting Started with Mendeley

Help Guides

Illustrated, step-wise instruction to help you get up and running with Mendeley.

Mendeley Instruction

Please contact Tom Keays at or 445-4322 if you are interested in an instruction session for your class or seminar. Tom is also available by appointment for individual consultation.

Citation Styles

Mendeley supports a large number of citation styles beyond APA, Chicago, MLA, and CSE, including styles specific to a variety of journals and organizations.

For more information about using citation styles correctly, check out the style guides available online and in print from from the Library.