Important: You will not be able to download new installations of Mendeley Desktop from 1 September. Existing installations will continue to work for now but we recommend you consider moving to Mendeley Reference Manager to access your account instead. Find out more
Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that helps you store and organise your references. It provides 2GB of storage for free and has many other useful features, including the option to read, highlight and annotate PDFs.
We support Mendeley, and provide advice and training to enable you to make best use of it. Other referencing software is available, but we may be unable to help if issues arise.
If you have never used Mendeley before please log in using the ‘institutional log in’ options.
APA7, the author-date guide for students who started at Cranfield from September 2021 onwards, is supported by Mendeley. To add this style in Word, go to the list of Citation Styles and select “American Psychological Association 7th edition”.
For Cranfield bespoke styles, please refer to the guidance below:
Please email us or contact your Information Specialist if you need help using Mendeley. We can help you more efficiently if you provide us with the exact text of error messages, send us screenshots, and information about the operating system and browser that you are using.