1. Register for a free account. You can use your personal email especially if you plan to use Mendeley after graduation.
2. Download Mendeley Desktop. Mendeley desktop syncs with web version. Drag and drop your citations and annotate your content.
3. Install Mendeley web importer. Quickly import content from web pages and databases.
4. Install the citation plugin. Generate bibliographies quickly using the citation plugin in Microsoft Word, LibreOffice or BibTeX documents. (Download the citation plugin under Tools in Mendeley desktop version).
Note: A free account in Mendeley includes:
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