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Citation Management Tools: Mendeley

This LibGuide contains information on various citation tools available to Butler students, staff, and faculty.

Mendeley at a Glance

Mendeley is a free reference manager that allows you to search citation styles, create bibliographies, as well as share and collaborate with other Mendeley users. 

Mendeley is free to register and download. 

  • Go to the homepage  and "create a free account"
  • Enter all of the necessary information
  • When you are on the Dashboard page, click "Download nad Update"
  • A prompt will show up for the download
  • Mendeley Desktop will now be downloaded onto your computer

For all of your Mendeley related FAQ's you can check out the support page for more information.

If you'd like video tutorials and help guides you can also visit the tutorial page

To install the Mendeley plug-in to your browser, follow these simple steps

  • Drag the "Save to Mendeley" button up to your Bookmarks bar
  • Find an article on any Mendeley compatible website
  • Click on the "Save to Mendeley" button in your Bookmarks
  • Review the details provided on the right hand side of the page
  • Click "Save" and the article should appear in your "Recently Added" portion of Mendeley


Automatically Generate Citations

  • Save an article or document to your Mendeley via the internet plug-in
  • Review the details and save to your Recently Added


  • Upload a document from your computer to your Mendeley Library

There are over 6750 citation styles available through Mendeley. Some popular ones include...

  • APA
  • IEEE
  • Harvard
  • AMA
  • Chicago
  • ACS

With Mendeley you can cite any source that is downloaded on your computer or that is available to save through the plug-in. Such as...

  • Articles
  • PDF's
  • eBooks


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Science Library: 317-940-9937

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