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Mendeley Reference Management: About Mendeley

About Mendeley

Mendeley is a reference management program which you can use to

  • collect, organize and utilise references
  • add citations to your text
  • quickly create a bibliography

Haaga-Helia’s library provides support for using the free version of Mendeley.
 

Quick guide: how to use Mendeley at Haaga-Helia

Writing reports and theses at Haaga-Helia . guidelines specify Haaga-Helia's own citation style. However, you can also use the style Cite Them Right - Harvard  available on Mendeley, if you mention it in the introduction of your report. When using Mendeley, you do not need to edit the citations according to the Haaga-Helia guidelines so it is also a good idea to check the use of Mendeley with your thesis advisor.

Follow these steps and you will get citations and bibliography to your paper in Cite Them Right - Harvard citation style. The links take you to instructions in this guide:

  1. Create a Mendeley account and you will get access to Mendeley Web (instructions in section 1 here). If you like, you can also download Mendeley Reference Manager to your desktop.
  2. Install Mendeley Cite to Words and Web Importer in your net browser. Instructions in section 3 here.
  3. Create Collections in Mendeley, if you want to use them to organize references.
  4. Collect references to Mendeley. Remember to check the references and edit missing data.
  5. Select citation style Cite Them Right - Harvard in Mendeley Cite.
  6. Write your paper and get citations with Mendeley Cite.
  7. When your paper is ready, create bibliography.

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