Mendeley Institutional Edition Available for MSU Faculty, Staff, and Students
Mendeley is a reference manager that allows you to create a personal database of references related to your research, and it allows you to insert citations into Word using any one of hundreds of citation styles. If you are collaborating with other researchers, Mendeley allows you to share references.
There is a free version of Mendeley that anyone can sign up for. However, MSU faculty, staff, and students have access to Mendeley Institutional Edition, which provides more storage space for PDFs and more functionality.
As of 10/7/2019, Mendeley is not compatible with screen readers.
As of 3/25/2020, Mendeley has indicated the following compatibility issues that may affect a number of users. For complete information on supported operating systems, web browsers, and word processors, see this page fromMendeley Support.
"Mendeley Desktop does not yet support OSX Mojave and above."
"[t]he Mendeley Desktop Word plugin is not officially supported with click-to-run versions of Microsoft Word, and we cannot offer support for any issues experienced using these versions."
Mendeley Group creation can only be done in the desktop version. It has been disabled in the web version.
To access the Institutional Edition of Mendeley, be sure to register with your MSU email address. If you already have a Mendeley account, you can simply change the email address in your account settings.
Once you access Mendeley on the MSU campus network or using the MSU VPN (Virtual Private Network), you should get access to the Institutional Edition.
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.