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Citation Management: Mendeley

About Mendeley

Mendeley is a reference manager, academic collaboration network and crowdsourced database with a unique layer of social information research. Mendeley Desktop is available on Mac, Windows and Linux. Mendeley Web functions on all major browsers. Mobile versions of Mendeley are available for Ipad, Iphone and Android devices.


Create an account:

  • Visit the Mendeley Login page
  • Use any email account to create a profile
  • Select a password
  • Follow prompts to create a personal profile
  • Once your account is created you can use the Web version of Mendeley (For a more robust experience download and install the Mendeley Desktop)
  • This account also works with other Elsevier products like Clinical Key and Scopus

Download and install Mendeley Desktop @

Note: If you are installing the Mendeley Desktop on a Cleveland Clinic computer, IT may have to install it for you. Please call 216.444.HELP (4357) or go to the IT website:

Open Mendeley Desktop and sign into Mendeley account

Click on Tools tab in Mendeley Desktop

Click on Install Web Importer - This allows your browser to find citations on the Web and communicate with the Mendeley Desktop. (Chrome is our preferred browser)

Click on Install Citation Plugin - This allows Microsoft Word (or the word processor you're using) to communicate with the Mendeley Desktop

You're ready to use Mendeley!

Get Started with Mendeley

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Medical Librarians

 Theresa Kline  

  (216) 444-5699


 Neil Nero  

  (216) 445-7336

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