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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.  

It is one of the two officially supporting referencing management tools at Staffs and Mendeley Desktop is installed on all student and staff PCs.   The website version - Mendeley Web - is where you can access your library online, edit your profile and search for papers, groups or people.  

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