Introduction to Mendeley

Code: LIB103, Offered By: Research Study Skills


This session introduces Mendeley, free software that can help you collect, organise and format your references, citations and bibliographies. It is aimed at beginners with no prior experience of using Mendeley.

Recommended For

Researchers starting their literature review, and those with no prior experience of using Mendeley.


To introduce Mendeley as a tool for collecting, storing and managing bibliographic references and formatting citations and bibliographies.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • import references to Mendeley from various online sources, and manually add items
  • effectively organise references in your Mendeley library
  • insert references into Word documents during the writing process
  • cite and format references according to appropriate referencing styles
  • find sources of further help if problems are encountered

Teaching Methods

Workshop facilitated by Library staff. Includes a short presentation and collaborative practical activities.


There will be no formal assessment. We suggest you use the objectives and learning outcomes above to reflect on what you have learned in this session and record this in your DDP e-portfolio.  

Other Information

This workshop assumes some knowledge of the referencing styles used in your discipline. Prior to the workshop, you may wish to consult the Library Information Skills Resource for guidance on the referencing style used in your department.

If you would like to learn more about Mendeley prior to the session, or if you are unable to book a place on the workshop of your choice, you can find guidance on the Mendeley website.

Staff Contact

Liam Bullingham, Peter Barr and Steve McIndoe  


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