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Research Organization with Citation Managers


Getting Started

‚Äč1. Go to to create an account.

2. Download Mendeley Reference Manager or Mendeley Desktop.

Local Tip: Create account with University or personal email.

It is key that you sign in with just an email and password, and not select the sign in via your institution.

  1. Access to one's account post university affiliation.
  2. Clicking "Sign in via your institution" results in the DUO authentication (used for almost every university login these days).
  3. Mendeley is not a UT supported service; when DUO needs to be updated or Mendeley is updating on a separate timeline, one may be locked out from Mendeley account. 

3. Add the Web Importer to your browser.

4. Search for an article in a database or an item in the Libraries' catalog. Click the Mendeley button to save a citation from a website.  

5. You will be prompted to sign into your account if you are not already. Mendeley will try to find the bibliographic information from that website. Choose a folder and click Save.

6. Install Mendeley Cite. See the help guide. Can't find your Mendeley Cite add-in? Look under Insert > My Add-ins.


7. See the Mendeley Quick Start Guide for more information. Note that this is for Mendeley Desktop. Mendeley Reference Manager will look similar, but have fewer features.


Research Management using Mendeley - hosted by Hannah Chapman Tripp and Liz DeHart.
          Tuesday, Oct. 5, 11:00-12:00 / REGISTER in advance.

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