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EndNote, RefWorks, Mendeley, and Zotero

This guide offers basic help for using various citation management systems in addition to answering frequently asked questions and providing NYU-specific information.

About Mendeley

Mendeley logo

Mendeley offers free basic and premium plans for their web and desktop referemce management program. Mendeley promotes collaboration by enabling the sharing research papers, discovering research data and social networking. More information available here.

Mendeley App

Set-up Mendeley

1. Create an account using Mendeley's web application (click image):

Create account button

2. Download Mendeley's Desktop application (click image)**:

Download mendeley button


**Users have reported issues downloading with Internet Explorer. We suggest using Chrome to download the executable file.

3. In the desktop application, install MS Word Plugin:

Install plugin direction4. Install the Web Importer (click image):

Install web importer

Video Tutorials

Mendeley has produced several video tutorials to support user needs. The complete suite of videos is available here

We recommend the following as particularly useful:

Additional Support