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How to get started with Mendeley
- Register for an Account
You will need an account to use Mendeley. Use your mylife.unisa.ac.za OR unisa.ac.za email address to register so that you can access upgrades via Unisa Library's Institutional subscription.
Download Mendeley Desktop
Use the Mendeley Desktop to build and organize your collection of references and documents, which you can sync with the web and mobile versions. Drag & drop PDF files into the Desktop to instantly create references. Annotate PDFs with highlights and sticky notes as you read them.
Install the Mendeley Web Importer
Adding the Web Importer to your favorite web browser makes it easy to import references and documents from academic databases.
Install the Citation Plugin
The plugin allows you to insert citations and bibliographies into your Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, or BibTeX document. Look for the Install link in the Tools menu of Mendeley Desktop.