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Family Medicine

This guide aims to provide Family Medicine faculty and residents with a selective list of tools and useful links.


Mendeley is a free web and desktop reference management application. 

What Mendeley can do for you

  • Store, organize and search all your references from just one library.
  • Insert references and bibliographies seamlessly into your Microsoft Word documents using Mendeley Cite.
  • Read, highlight and annotate PDFs, and keep all your thoughts across multiple documents in one place.
  • Collaborate with others by sharing references and ideas.


Note: "Mendeley Desktop" will discontinue, "Mendeley Reference Manager" to replace long-term.

Elsevier announcement: As of September 1, 2022, users will no longer be able to download and install Mendeley Desktop software. Existing users, who have already installed Mendeley Desktop, will continue to be able to sign into, use and sync their Mendeley Desktop.

Eventually, Mendeley Reference Manager will replace Mendeley Desktop. When we are confident that the new Mendeley Reference Manager sufficiently meets users' reference management needs, we will begin the process of stopping all sign-ins to Mendeley Desktop. Please note: we will provide you with plenty of notice before this happens.

To support user transition to Mendeley Reference Manager, please visit the Mendeley LibGuide and our support pages.

Mendeley support

Mendeley Help Guides are available for getting started, including: 
Mendeley Support Center Top 10 FAQ
Email Mendeley Support Center for technical issues and troubleshooting 

Helpful links

  • Download Mendeley Desktop (upgraded version available below)
  • Download the new Mendeley Reference Manager (upgrade of previous Mendeley Desktop application)

Mendeley training videos

The New Mendeley Reference Manager (2:24)

How to use Mendeley Desktop, Web Importer & MS Word Plugin (10:21 mins)