Citation Management using Mendeley (Intermediate)

Workshop description

Mendeley is a reference management tool that helps you build libraries of references and then add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents.  The objectives of this workshop will include how to:

  • Create a Mendeley account and install Mendeley Desktop
  • Add, edit and organise references using Mendeley
  • Create bibliographies with Mendeley
  • Manage PDF documents with Mendeley
  • Use the Mendeley ‘Papers’ database
  • Collaborate with colleagues and use social networking features in Mendeley

Software used

Mendeley is a combination of a desktop application and a website which helps you manage, share and discover both content and research contacts. The website version was modeled after, the social networking music site; it incorporates social features into the academic process and allows users to share references with other users or groups, share new research, discover research trends, and get recommendations based on one’s interests.  Mendeley is free to download. You can download the most recent version whether you are using a Mac, Windows, or Linux operating system here:

  • NOTICE: Systematic downloading or harvesting articles, citations, metadata (e.g. using citation managers such as EndNote or Zotero) is strictly prohibited. (You must contact Permission is required or a Text and Data Mining Package should be purchased.)

Workshop materials

Related UBC Library Research Guide

UBC Library Citation Management Guide