Mendeley - Bibliographic reference manager

Cristina Gonçalves, Daniela Castro
Serviços de Documentação e Bibliotecas da Universidade do Minho 

Mendeley is a free bibliographic reference manager and an academic social network, available in two versions, desktop and web, accessible at This application allows the organizing of bibliographic references and documents, enables the collaboration between peers and grants access to data from a wide variety of scientific journals, topics and articles.

This presentation aims to show the main features of Mendeley in Desktop and Web versions; explain the different ways of collecting bibliographic references and documents from several resources (library catalog, databases, repositories, search engines, etc.); highlight the features that allow organizing and editing references and documents; demonstrate the procedures used in integrating and editing citations and bibliographic references in a word processor and present the social network applications used to share information.