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Mendeley: Introduction

Introducing Mendeley

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Mendeley is a software program that allows you to:

  • Collaborate easily with other researchers online
  • Import papers from other research software
  • Find relevant papers based on what you’re reading
  • Access your papers from anywhere online
  • Read papers on the go with iPhone app
  • Automatically generate bibliographies

Note!: Mendeley is not a substitute for knowing how to construct the reference style you are required to use for your courses or publications.
(For more information on reference styles, see the options listed under ‘How do I reference with’ in the Guides directory.)

For more information, visit

Using Mendeley Desktop on UWA Library computers

Mendeley Desktop is installed on all UWA Library computers.

If you have not yet created an account with Mendeley, please visit and register via the Create a free account button.

(Currently on the Library computers, the Register button in Mendeley Desktop is not functioning.)

Once you are registered, you can sign in to Mendeley Desktop.

Mendeley support at UWA

The UWA Library is gradually working to provide support to Mendeley users.  To begin the process, the Mendeley Desktop, free from the Mendeley website, has been installed on all UWA Library PCs.

This Mendeley Guide, which will be further developed over the next few months, provides UWA-specific tips, as well as useful links to Mendeley's own tutorials and guides.  Customised UWA reference styles will be made available over time.

If you have questions about using Mendeley at UWA, please email