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UMass Amherst Libraries

Citation Managers at UMass

Get started with Mendeley

1. Go to to create an account.

2. Download Mendeley.

3. Add the Web Importer to your browser.

4. Search for an article in a database. Click the Save to 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.

6. While you are writing, use the Mendeley Citation Plug-in under the references tab in Word to insert citations and a bibliography.