Reference management software: Mendeley

Mendeley Desktop

Mendeley Desktop is the old version of Mendeley. Mendeley released a new version of the sofware in 2020: Mendeley Reference Manager.

Mendeley Desktop will continue to be available for a while, but the software will not be updated.  The library introduction will therefore focus on Mendeley Reference Manager.

If you choose to use Mendeley Desktop you can follow the instructions below. You find instructions for Mendeley Reference Manager in the menu to the left.

Read more about the new Mendeley Reference Manager on Mendeley support center.


Operating systems compatible with Mendeley Desktop:
  • Windows
  • Mac OS (Mendeley Desktop does not support Mac OS 11 Big Sur).
  • Linux


Word processors compatible with the Mendeley Desktop citation plugin:
  • Microsoft Word (the Office 365 click-to-run version of Word isn't supported)
  • OpenOffice
  • LibreOffice
  • BibTeX/LaTeX


Browsers compatible with Mendeley Web Importer:
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Safari