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CItation Management Tools

Overview of tools to help UC students, faculty, and staff organize their research and create citations.

What is Mendeley

  Mendeley is a web and computer app-based citation tool currently owned by Elsevier. A free version is available, with users having the option to buy more storage.

Mendeley at a Glance

  • Free version available--no losing access
  • Requires app download
  • Requires app be open while using the cite as you write function
  • As with any app provided by a for-profit company, there are potential issues of Elsevier harvesting data about users research habits from Mendeley and then using that information in marketing, with the accompanying privacy concerns.