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Mendeley: Home

managing your resources with Mendeley

What is Mendeley?


Mendeley is a reference manager and academic social network. The Central Medical Library offers a basic (free) account as well as an upgraded account (more info*)  

With Mendeley you can ....

Desktop and web

Mendeley Desktop: Mendeley Desktop is the downloaded part of the software installed onto your computer.

  • On a UMCG computer: click the Start button and install Mendeley Desktop. When you can't find the install option for Mendeley Desktop, please contact the 'functioneel beheerder' of your department.
  • On a RUG computer: click the Start button, search for Mendeley and install it.
  • On a laptop or your own computer at home: Download Mendeley Desktop.

Mendeley Web: This is the Mendeley website where you can access the web version of your library, edit your profile and search for papers, groups or people. You can also access Mendeley's social features.To get started, visit

EndNote and RefWorks

Besides Mendeley, we also offer EndNote and RefWorks.
Take a look at our start pages about EndNote or RefWorks (in Dutch & English):

Questions about Mendeley? Ask me!

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Guus van den Brekel
Medical Information Specialist & Pure coordinator UMCG
Pure issues:
Open Access issues:
Reference management issues:
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Introductory workshops Mendeley

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What are your experiences with the Central Medical Library? Do you have any questions, comments, suggestions or compliments for us? We would be happy to hear from you.