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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, go to to sign up for your free account.

To upgrade to the Institutional Edition, sign in to Mendeley while you are at the Bond University Campus, using a Bond PC.

You will then have the upgraded version on any device. You can check this in your account settings, under 'Subscription'.

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

If you don't log into Mendeley for 12 months, you may be sent an email saying you have lost the institutional edition premium features. Current students and staff can sign in again on campus to recover the premium features.


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 Company Portal 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).