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Mendeley Institutional Edition : Basic Level Training

Mendeley is a free reference manager and an academic social network. Mendeley enables you to access your library, everywhere, easy referencing, building your research network, advance your career, and finding funding opportunities.

Training Scope



                                                 Mendeley Desktop v1.19.3

                                                             Welcome to the Basic Level Training!


What will I learn in this training?

Our aim is to teach you how to use the Mendeley Institutional Edition at the beginning level. You will learn to organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. This basic level training will take at least 1 hour.

It is required to create your Mendeley Account and download Mendeley Desktop via the link below before coming to the class!

Please note that you should download or update it when you are connected to KU network. 


Training Scope:

  • Mendeley Desktop
  • Adding documents/files
  • Import/Export  Endnote Library into Mendeley
  • Getting references from databases using Web Importer
  • Creating folders/groups
  • Creating groups to collaborate with your colleagues
  • Highlighting and annotating on PDFs
  • Checking for dublicates
  • Search in Mendeley Catalog
  • Search groups and people with Mendeley Web
  • Citing with Citation Plugin
  • Generating bibliographies


For further questions, you can make an appointment with the instructor Çiğdem Yıldırım through e-mail to

Mendeley is a software you can manage your references easily with features below:

  • 1. Automatically generate bibliographies
  • 2. Collaborate easily with other researchers online
  • 3. Easily import papers from other research software
  • 4. Find relevant papers based on what you're reading
  • 5. Access your papers from anywhere online

How to use Mendeley Desktop, Web Importer & MS Word Plugin (Full Tutorial)

Release Notes for Mendeley Desktop

Stable Releases

You can now export multiple PDFs with annotations


We have fixed the following bugs:

  • In the library:
    • The ‘Read’ column has been restored in the Recently Read view
    • The application is no longer unresponsive during automatic backups
    • For MacOSX Sierra and High Sierra users we have reduced the GPU usage
    • Annotations can now be moved after they have been created
    • Annotations are no longer displaying as ‘Unknown user’ for all exported annotations
  • In the MS Word Citation plugin:
    • Fixed an issues causing users to get the error message ‘Range cannot be deleted (6028)
    • Merging citation in areas other than the body text now merge correctly
    • Correct error messages are now displayed when you try to insert a citation or bibliography in a prohibited area
    • Fixed some issues to improve performance
  • In the LibreOffice citation plugin
    • Adjacent inline or footnote citations no longer fail to merge when cited in a table


We know some of you are still experiencing issues with the MS Word citation plugin and we do not yet have a fix for all of these but we have added some extra options to help us debug these issues.