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Mendeley at Bond University

Mendeley is a reference manager, similar to RefWorks and EndNote. Mendeley also has additional social features, acting as an academic social network.

Mendeley is free to use, but has paid plans for users who require more storage space. Bond University now has access to the Mendeley Institutional Edition, which means that all Bond users of Mendeley can access these extra features:

Free Mendeley Mendeley Institutional Edition
2 GB personal storage 100 GB personal storage
100 MB shared library space 100 GB shared library space
Unlimited public groups of up to 25 members each Unlimited public groups of up to 100 members each
5 private groups of up to 25 members each Unlimited private groups of up to 100 members each

Getting access to the Mendeley Institutional Edition features

If you do not have a Mendeley Account, first head to to sign up for your free account.

Once you have an account, sign in to Mendeley while you are the Bond University Campus, using a Bond PC.

Your account should now be upgraded to the Institutional Edition, and you will have this access on all devices. You can check this in your account settings, under 'Subscription'.

If you have any trouble upgrading your account to the Institutional Edition please contact the Library.

Note that if you don't log into Mendeley for a period of 12 months, you may be sent an email saying you have lost the institutional edition premium features. If you are still studying or working at Bond you can log in from a campus computer to get these benefits back.


In this one hour webinar by librarians Daniel Walker (Bond) and Sarah Howard (QUT), we explore and discuss the pros, cons, abilities and features of Mendeley.

QULOC. (2019, September 29). QULOC Introduction to Mendeley [Video]. YouTube.

Support for Mendeley

These training videos from Mendeley cover many of the basic things you'll want to do, and are the best way to get started with Mendeley.

Mendeley also provides comprehensive Help Guides which may answer any other questions you have.

Mendeley offer support via their Support Centre.

Bond Library offers support and runs training sessions for RefWorks and Endnote, as our preferred reference management tools. The Library doesn't currently offer full support for using Mendeley, but we will endeavour to assist you if you have an enquiry. If you're unsure which reference manager may best suit you, please contact the Library.

If you are unsure of referencing styles please refer to these guides:

Installing Mendeley desktop

Mendeley has both a web version, and a desktop version. Bond staff can install Mendeley Desktop on their work PC via the 'Software Centre' in Windows. Students can download Mendeley Desktop for use on their own devices via the Mendeley website (Mendeley Desktop can not be installed on Bond student PCs).

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Phone: +61 7 5595 1510

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Resource Lists Integration - for Educators

Mendeley integrates with Resource Lists so you can add resources easily when creating lists for your subjects.