Referencing and Citing

Your introduction to referencing and citing.

Mendeley is a reference manager, academic collaboration network and crowdsourcing database with a unique layer of social information research. Mendeley Desktop is available on Mac, Windows and Linux. Mendeley Web functions on all major browsers. Mobile versions of Mendeley are available for ipad, iphone and Android devices.

You can download Mendeley Desktop here.


  • Students will need to install these applications on a personal computer or device as they are not available on student access computers.
  • Staff members or researchers wishing to use these applications from an office at Victoria University contact ITS on x5050 to request installation.

Get Started with Mendeley


Write and cite using the Mendeley Citation Plugin

In addition to helping you manage your materials and organise your research, Mendeley can significantly speed up the process of writing your own papers. The Citation Plugin allows you to quickly and easily cite materials that you’ve added to your Mendeley library - as well as generating a full bibliography of the materials you’ve referenced in the paper. Best of all, it allows you to completely restyle all of the references you’ve inserted into a paper with just a couple of clicks.

Collaborate with Mendeley groups

One of the key benefits of using Mendeley is the opportunities it offers for collaboration and discovery. Mendeley Groups allow you to create and join teams of like-minded people. Whether you're joining colleagues working on a specific project, a professor wanting to distribute a reading list to a class or looking to join a worldwide discussion on a particular discipline, Mendeley Groups can help you achieve your goals.

  • Use private groups to collaborate directly on materials and share full papers.

  • Join existing groups dedicated to sharing knowledge on a particular subject.

  • Discover new research and potential collaborators in your field from around the world.


Mendeley support

Victoria does not offer scheduled Mendeley training, but you can email the library to request a one-on-one training or trouble-shooting session.