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Mendeley Citation Manager
A how-to guide on using Mendeley, a citation management tool that collects, organizes, and cites your references.
Pick the one that works best for you workflow, after all the best manager is the one you actually use.
You may want to pick Mendeley over Zotero if you don't plan to use the group/share functions or archive web sites. Mendeley is owned by a for-profit company and collects data on which articles you save, annotate, and share.
Mendeley is a citation management tool and it can help help with other aspects of your research, such as:
Create bibliographies/citations into a word processor.
Share and collaborate with others.
You can find Medeley online and a downloadable desktop version for free. When downloading the Mendeley Reference Manager, there is also an option to download a Citation Plugin for Microsoft word, as well.
Installing Mendeley for your Desktop
1) Go to the Mendeley Downloadpage at Mendeley.com in one of the supported internet browsers (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari).
2) There's a different version for each operating system: Windows, Mac or Linux. Choose the right version for your computer.
3) Follow the prompts to download the program to your desktop.