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Ongoing Mendeley Support

As of September 1, 2022, the option to download Mendeley Desktop will no longer be available. The following guidance may contain some references to options available only in Mendeley Desktop.

Continued support:

Support via the Citation Management Help Request form is still available for Mendeley.

Workshops will not be offered for Mendeley Reference Manager in the 2022-2023 year. Thank you for your patience as we continue to evaluate the new version.

Getting Started

‚Äč1. Go to to create an account.

It is recommended to create an individual login and unique password for Mendeley. Please do NOT create an account using the "Sign in via your institution" button.

2. Download Mendeley Reference Manager or Mendeley Desktop (Mendeley Desktop no longer available to download as of September 1, 2022).

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.

Previous Recordings

Must have UT login to view

Create Account Recommendation

Create your account with an email address and a uniquely managed password. 

It is not recommended to 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. 


Find more workshops on the Library Events Calendar.

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