Mendeley Reference Manager

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. We strongly encourage the academic community (especially researchers and PhD students) to use the Mendeley Reference manager.

Mendeley allows you to:

  • automatically generate bibliographies and insert references,
  • collaborate easily with other researchers online,
  • easily import papers from other research software,
  • find relevant papers based on what you’re reading,
  • access papers from anywhere online (also using smartphone).

Mendeley combines web based (Mendeley Web) and desktop (Mendeley Desktop) software.

Mendeley is available either as a premium version (Mendeley Premium) or a basic version. Mendeley Premium account offers more advanced features such as collaboration with others and much more storage space in the cloud.

When signing up for a Mendeley account you should use your email address at the domain or

You are required to activate your Mendeley account from a computer belonging to the Jagiellonian University network. After that, you can access Mendeley from any computer or smartphone.

For the Jagiellonian University faculty, staff and students Mendeley Premium account is free of charge.