Mendeley recently released Reference Manager, which can be used instead of Desktop. Which should you choose?
1. Go to mendeley.com to create an account. Create a password, rather than signing in via your institution, as this login method does not work with the desktop versions of either software. Sign in from the MIT network to get extra storage.
Important notes about creating an account:
4. Search for an article in a database. 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.
5. Install Mendeley Cite. See the help guide. Can't find your Mendeley Cite add-in? Look under Insert > My Add-ins. Mendeley Cite will not install on newer versions of Word due to how Office 365 is configured at MIT. See information below for options..
6. 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.
The Mendeley Cite plugin will currently not install on some versions of Word due to how Office 365 is configured at MIT. Future IS&T upgrades will solve this issue, but in the meantime there are a couple options:
Option 1: Sign out of your MIT account
Option 2: Install the old Mendeley plugin
With MIT's Mendeley Institutional account you get:
Access our subscription:
Mendeley Desktop can automatically import citations and PDFs that are stored in Zotero. This can be a useful set up if you find that Mendeley Desktop does not import well from the databases you regularly search in. This function is not available in Mendeley Reference Manager.