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Getting Started with Mendeley

Before installing Mendeley onto your desktop you will first need to register an account with Mendeley.
Follow the steps below to create an account and install Mendeley:

  1. Visit and click on Create account in the top-right of the homepage.
  2. A dialogue will appear asking for your account information. Enter your details and click Continue.
  3. Next you'll be asked to enter your academic status as part of your public profile. Select these from the dropdown menus and click Create account.
  4. Your registration with Mendeley will now be complete and you will be taken to your online Mendeley account. From here, you will be invited to download the Mendeley for Desktop App. Click on Download Desktop App to begin the download.
  5. Your download should begin automatically. To install the Desktop App, either run the install file (Mendeley-Desktop-version_number.exe) directly from your browser or double-click on the file saved onto your hard-drive. Follow the Install Wizard instructions until the installation is complete.