Free reference manager and research management tool for PC

Mendeley Desktop

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Download Mendeley Reference Manager 2.80.1

  -  137 MB  -  Freeware
  • Latest Version:

    Mendeley Reference Manager 2.80.1 LATEST

  • Requirements:

    Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 11

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    Mendeley Ltd. / Mendeley Desktop

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Mendeley Desktop is a free reference manager and an academic social network. Manage your research, showcase your work, connect, and collaborate with over five million researchers worldwide. Save time managing PDFs, instantly share thoughts on papers with colleagues, and automatically back up and sync your files between different computers. Revolutionizing the way you do research! For individual researchers, teams, and groups.

Mendeley Reference Manager for Desktop - Your library now automatically syncs when you add references or make changes! Mendeley Notebook helps you collate all your highlights and notes from multiple PDFs! Also available: Mendeley Cite, the new citation add-in for Microsoft® Word, takes the time out of referencing.

Upgrade from Mendeley Desktop to the new Mendeley Reference Manager quickly and easily:

  • Make sure you’ve synced your existing Mendeley Desktop library
  • Download and install Mendeley Reference Manager
  • Sign in using your Mendeley credentials and your existing library will sync

Features and Highlights

Quick and simple installation
Once you download the Mendeley for Windows PC reference manager, you can install the Word Plugin in 3 clicks. Hey, presto – you are ready to create your bibliography.
Citation styles for thousands of journals
Quickly search and select your citation style from a rapidly growing community managed database, or create new styles with the new CSL Editor.
Create bibliographies instantly
Cite seamlessly without leaving Word. Format your citations and bibliography according to your chosen style.

Save time navigating PDFs
Open multiple PDFs in separate tabs. Read, take notes, and switch back to your research library instantly.
Annotate and highlight
No more need for hand-written notes, sticky notes, and highlighter pens. You can now annotate, highlight, and add sticky notes directly to your PDFs.

Organized PDFs
Organizing your PDFs doesn’t have to be a chore. Let Mendeley do it for you. Identify recently added papers, add favorites in a click, and store them in multiple folders.
Easily sorted
When you add PDFs, It instantly scans them to identify the author, title, journal, and other information by matching the PDF's contents with a global research library. It's like magic.
Comprehensive search
Mendeley searches across the full-text of your research library and results appear instantly as you type.

Team plans
Team plans allow you to share and collaborate with up to 50 people, create an unlimited number of private groups, and get unlimited group library space. Create your custom plan now.

Share papers and collaborate
Whether you’re a research team, lab, or university class - sharing papers can be a challenge. Simply create public or private groups and start sharing documents instantly.

Secure, synchronized, and accessible
No more risk of losing your PDFs and annotations. It provides you with 2GB of free online storage to automatically back up and synchronizes your library across desktop, web, and mobile.

Search millions of papers
Search one of the world’s largest crowd-sourced research catalogs on Mendeley. Get related research, refine your search to full-text PDFs, and add papers to your library in one click.
Public groups
Read up on new topics, find ongoing research, follow curated bibliographies, and get involved in discussions in public groups.
Build an online presence
Create an academic profile, upload your papers, and publicize your research. Show the world your professional research profile.

Note: Requires Mendeley account.

Also Available: Download Mendeley Desktop for Mac

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