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About Mendeley

Mendeley is a free tool allowing you to collect, manage, share and use references you find in the course of your research. You can run Mendeley on your computer or laptop, or as an app on your phone of tablet.  

Start by creating a free Mendeley account.  Go to  and click on Create a free account.

We have created a Mendeley guide to help you get familiar with the features available. 

Other tools

RefWorks is the only officially supported referencing package at Staffordshire University.  Other tools are available and the most popular with students are listed below.