Introducing Mendeley Reference Manager – designed for today’s researcher workflow

Whether organizing research, annotating articles, generating a bibliography or sharing references, Mendeley has been there to help ease the workflow of millions of researchers around the world. Using valuable feedback from our users, we have developed a completely new build of the reference manager that is more resilient, streamlined and intuitive – and we can’t wait for you to try it.

Do more with Mendeley

Mendeley Reference Manager simplifies your entire referencing workflow and provides what you need to stay organized and focused on what matters – your research. Mendeley Cite, an add-in for Microsoft Word, makes citing seamless. Together they make storing, organizing, annotating, sharing and citing references more efficient than ever before.

Try the new Mendeley to:

  • Work in different locations with identical desktop and web versions
  • Insert citations seamlessly while writing – without having to leave your document
  • Enjoy peace of mind with automatic sync, knowing that your latest changes are always backed up in the cloud
  • Collaborate with others in real time – automatic sync enables sharing and annotating papers alongside team members in private groups
  • Experience the reliability of software regularly updated with new features and releases

A closer look

Mendeley’s new reference management suite consists of three integrated applications that together provide you with a single, powerful solution.

Mendeley Reference Manager – Installed on your desktop or as a web application, you can easily organize all your references in one library using collections and tags, and find important references quickly with keyword search and filtering. The built-in notebook helps you keep your thoughts organized in one place. Create notebook pages for different topics and use them to collect annotations and highlighted text from PDFs as you read them. Create and participate in private groups from within the app and share resources and annotations efficiently with a team. You can switch seamlessly between desktop and web versions of the reference manager for convenient access to your research on any computer.

Mendeley Cite – Generate citations and bibliographies and change citation style in just a few clicks with the new Mendeley Cite add-in for Microsoft Word. Your whole document remains visible while finding, selecting and inserting references – you no longer need to switch back and forth between your library, the citation panel and what you’re writing. What’s more, because your library is stored in the cloud, Mendeley Cite works even without the desktop version of Mendeley Reference Manager being installed. Compatible with Microsoft® Office 365, Microsoft Word versions 2016 and newer, the Microsoft Word app for iPad® and the free Microsoft Word for the web, Mendeley Cite offers users a range of options, and we will continue to expand these in the future.

Mendeley Web Importer – Adding this extension to your browser enables you to easily build your library of references as you search online. Access full-text research with one click where available, and spend less time navigating and more time building your knowledgebase.

The three applications are fully integrated – your collections are visible and searchable throughout your workflow so that you can quickly and efficiently build, manage and cite from your library. Because all three are available on a wide range of platforms and web browsers, you have the flexibility to work how and where you want.

The new Mendeley suite also has a clearer, more intuitive look and functionality, so that you can get up and running quickly and manage your references with ease.

How to upgrade

Mendeley Desktop users can try Mendeley Reference Manager’s desktop app worry-free – both applications can be installed on your computer at the same time. Ready to explore the new Mendeley? Here’s how:

  1. Sync your existing library in Mendeley Desktop
  2. Download and install Mendeley Reference Manager
  3. Open the new reference manager, and sign in using your existing Mendeley credentials

That’s it! With those simple steps, you are ready to use a more powerful version of Mendeley.

We want to hear from you

Listening to Mendeley’s user base has been a critical part of developing the new Mendeley applications. Because we understand that your needs evolve, the product team is always eager to hear from you, so we can continue to build a Mendeley that supports you. Send us your feedback, ideas and suggestions anytime from within the apps, or via the link below.

We are regularly releasing updates for the new Mendeley applications, which helps us progressively integrate your feedback and suggestions. It also ensures that bugs are fixed quickly and updates to approved third-party software are implemented in a timely way. Our aim is to provide a smooth experience for Mendeley users, so your attention can stay focused on your research.

The Mendeley team values the opportunity to provide solutions that help researchers do their vital work more easily and efficiently. We are proud to be a trusted partner to so many researchers around the world, and committed to supporting you and your research today – and into the future.

Try the new Mendeley Reference Manager now.


Your experience matters

We welcome your feedback about the new Mendeley Reference Manager. While we will be unable to respond individually, your message will be reviewed by our team and suggestions may be added in future releases. Provide feedback.

Advisor of the Month – Devarajan Rathish

Meet Devarajan Rathish, our July Advisor of the Month! 

Advisor of the Month - Devarajan Rathish
Advisor of the Month – Devarajan Rathish

Dr. Devarajan Rathish is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, located in the Anuradhapura district in North Central Sri Lanka. He studied medicine (MBBS), completed his master’s degree in public health (MPH) at EUCLID University and obtained a master of philosophy (MPhil) at the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.

How did you get into your field?

I like teaching, treating, and researching. Also, I had a passion to work in a rural region of my country. Therefore, I choose to become a Lecturer in a faculty of medicine located in a rural region. And, now I am happy teaching medical students, treating patients, and doing research in Anuradhapura. My fields of interest are Pharmacology, Primary Care, Public Health, and Medical Ethics. 

Where do you do work the best?

I feel fortunate to work in fields that focus on broader aspects of medicine. It has given me an opportunity to achieve a diversity of knowledge. Further, I prefer to work in an environment where my teammates have competency, a strong sense of companionship, and a good work ethic. 

How long have you been using Mendeley?

I have been using Mendeley for six years. Since June 2015, I have been a Mendeley Advisor. I am happy to have introduced Mendeley to many undergraduates, postgraduates, and academic staff members of Sri Lanka. 

What were you using prior to Mendeley?

I used to make references manually. Thanks to my Mendeley advisor Dr. Buddhika Wijerathne (my previous colleague and now a general practitioner at Ropes Crossing Medical Practice, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), I could learn Mendeley at the very beginning of my career. 

Why did you decide to become an Advisor?

To share the treasure that I found – “Mendeley”. The need for Mendeley was felt by many of my academic colleagues who are involved in research work. Also, annual workshops on Mendeley had to be conducted as part of the “Research in medicine” module for the 3rd year medical undergraduates at the university. Thus, my role as an official Mendeley advisor was important. I extend my gratitude to the team Mendeley for extending their continuous support. They register my workshops on time and provide useful materials and merchandise as well. 

What researcher would you like to work with or meet, dead or alive?

I would like to meet and work with Dr. David Nalin, Professor Emeritus, Center for Immunology and Microbial Diseases, Albany Medical College. He along with Dr. Richard Cash, and their colleagues “successfully tested the efficacy of an oral glucose-electrolyte solution, later known as oral rehydration therapy (ORT), to be used instead of intravenous fluid for the treatment of patients with severe cholera”. The Lancet called it “… possibly the greatest medical discovery of this century. And, the UNICEF describes its value as follows: “no other single medical breakthrough of the 20th century has the potential to prevent so many deaths, over such a short period of time and at so little cost”. The above are compelling reasons for my willingness to meet and work with him. 

What book are you reading at the moment? 

I am reading John Murtagh’s General Practice. The textbook describes the essentials of general practice in depth. It’s a great read for anyone that aspires to progress as a family physician, and I would recommend it to my colleagues and students. 

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned this week?

The new variants of Coronavirus. There will be a lot more to learn on the above topic during the next few months as well. 

What is the best part about working in research?

I like reviewing and referencing. It helps me broaden my existing knowledge.

And the most challenging part about working in research?

Finding suitable collaborations and research grants have always been a challenge. However, once the above two are finalized the journey is much easier.

What is the one thing you want people to know about Mendeley?

Mendeley is a high-quality reference manager provided free of charge for all. 

Do you have any advice for young researchers? 

“Research is seeing what everybody else has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought.” – Albert Szent-Györgyi (1893-1986) 


Interested in becoming a Mendeley Advisor? Learn more about the Advisor Community.