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Reference Management Software

This guide will introduce you to the variety of Reference Management Software NTU Library supports and give you tips on how to make the most out of them.

Introduction to Mendeley


Do note that Mendeley Desktop is no longer available for download. You may now download and use Mendeley Reference Manager.

Mendeley has both desktop and web-based versions, Mendeley has some additional PDF file handling features compared to other reference management software's. Mendeley has social networking features to join public discussion groups and for networking.

Where to Download

Here are the steps to install Mendeley:

Sign up for Mendeley at , you will need to create an account before you use the software. Mendeley Reference Manager is the newer version. Do note that only Mendeley Reference Manager will be offered for download from 1 September 2022 onwards.

Mendeley Reference Manager

  1. Download and install Mendeley Reference Manager from
  2. Mendeley Cite, is the citation add-in for MS Word. NTU students and staff who are using Microsoft Office tools downloaded with NTU Office 365 subscription will have to send a request to CITS to enable the add-in. NTU Staff may submit a Software Request form through ServiceNow via the Ask IT form and NTU Students may submit the request via the Service Request Form with their Name and NTU email address. 
  3. Install the web importer. . This tool is useful for managing reference-type websites. 


Introduction to Mendeley

The Introduction to Mendeley LibGuides covers:

  • Creating a Mendeley account and installing Mendeley 
  • Adding, editing and organising references using Mendeley
  • Managing PDF documents with Mendeley
  • Exploring the collaborating and social networking features in Mendeley

If you're using Mendeley Reference Manager, do refer to the Introduction to Mendeley Reference Manager LibGuide for more information.

If you're using Mendeley Desktop, do refer to the Introduction to Mendeley Desktop LibGuide for more information.

Consultation with NTU Librarians

Consultation by Appointment:

Reference Management Software consultation for EndNote, Mendeley & Zotero  is open to NTU students and staff who wish to learn specific  features or  related enquiries. 

Please email to make an appointment.

Additional Resources

To explore Mendeley tools, guides and video videos for self paced learning, please refer to the official guides provided by Mendeley.