Mendeley Citation

Read:

Steeleworthy, Michael and Pauline Dewan. “Web-based citation management systems: which one is the best?” Partnership The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research 8:1 (2013). n.pag. Web. 22 September 2014.

View the citation management video posted here.

Choose one citation management system to explore, use and evaluate. Select a product that allows you to create an account. Create an account.

On your blog…

  • Identify the citation manager you’ve selected
  • Post a link to the citation manager homepage on your blog
  • Create a citation for your LIT wordpress blog/website.
  • Post the citation on your blog
  • Evaluate the citation tool for ease of use and feature


I am using the Mendeley Desktop program found here. You must download and create an account to use this citation system. I found it very simple to use and set up. This citation machine has a link that you can add to your favourites to make it easy to cite websites and articles as you are reading them. I found that Mendeley is mainly for PDF’s or documents that you have saved onto your computer, as that is what it first prompts you to attach when you open the program. Once you add an article or website you have the choice to edit and add information in a simple click. I would recommend this to anyone who needs a fast way to cite PDF’s or webpages. Using Mendeley I have cited by blog’s homepage:

Holwerda, Meagan. “Becoming an LIT.” N.p., 2015. Web. 1 Oct. 2015.

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