Referencing and citing

Your introduction to referencing and citing.

Free software, popular in science and engineering. Features professional networking and suggests articles related to your research.

Mendeley Desktop is available on Mac, Windows and Linux. Mendeley online access functions on all major web browsers. Mobile versions of Mendeley are available for iPad, iPhone and Android devices.

Install Mendeley

Create a free account

Sign up online to synchronise your references across all devices and enjoy professional networking with a Mendeley account.

Use your Victoria University of Wellington email address, and confirm your affiliation, to get:

  • 100GB of personal online storage
  • 100GB of shared online storage to use with up to 100 collaborators
  • integration with University single-sign-on


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.