Mendeley is a desktop and web program for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online. It combines Mendeley Desktop, a PDF and reference management application (available for Windows, Mac and Linux) with Mendeley Web, an online social network for researchers.
Mendeley requires the user to store all basic citation data on its servers—storing copies of documents is at the user's discretion. Upon registration, Mendeley provides the user with 2 GB of free web storage space, and the institution edition offers free 100 GB storage space if register with Vanderbilt emails.
Mendeley is available either as a premium payable version or a basic version that is free but requires registration.
Vanderbilt have an institutional license. Register with your Vanderbilt email and you will be automatically assigned a premium upgrade.
Please note: Access to these benefits will expire 12 months after the last time they sign in to Mendeley from within your institution’s IP range, following which their account will return to the standard, free version. You will receive an email reminding you to login.
Compare the free version of Mendeley to the Institutional Edition:
|Feature||Free Version||Institutional Version|
|Cite and Reference||Yes||Yes|
|Read and Annotate||Yes||Yes|
|Researcher Profile and Stats||Yes||Yes|
|Personal Library Storage Space||2GB||100GB|
|Shared Library Storage Space||100MB||100GB|
|Number of Private Groups||5||Unlimited|
|Private Group Size||25||100|
For citation management software training and support, contact one of the following library staff members:
Chris Benda (Divinity Library)
David Golann (Peabody Library)
Kashif Graham (Divinity Library)
Heather LaFerriere (Eskind Biomedical Library)
Pam Morgan (Central Library)
Keegan Osinski (Divinity Library)
Ramona Romero (Central Library)
Bobby Smiley (Divinity Library)