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A cloud-based reference manager, an academic social network, and much more.

What is Mendeley?

Mendeley is an online tool that helps you organize your research, generate citations and bibliographies, and collaborate with other scholars.

HKBU Mendeley Institutional Edition Benefits

Members of the HKBU community enjoy access to the benefits of our Mendeley Institutional Edition (MIE) account. Accessing these benefits is simple. 

For users without a Mendeley account:

Sign up for a Mendeley account while on HKBU's campus (using public workstations or via WiFi), you will automatically receive MIE benefits

For users with an existing Mendeley account:

Simply log in to Mendeley while on HKBU's campus (using public workstations or via WiFi), you will automatically receive MIE benefits.

In both cases, your MIE benefits will last for one year. To renew your benefits, simply login to Mendeley while you are on campus.

Checking Your Account

Here is a comparison between the basic free individual account and the HKBU Mendeley Institutional account: 


Not sure whether you already have the upgraded benefits? You can easily check your account information at the top right corner on (after logging in) by going to Setting -> Billing -> Account Details:  


If you do have the most up-to-date benefits, you should be able to see something like this:

Alternatives to Mendeley

Mendeley is just one of many citation management tools that are available. While your librarians believe that Mendeley is one of the better ones out there, it may not be the best one for your particular needs. If you're not sure, have a look through the material on this guide, or come and chat with a librarian.

Other popular reference managers that you can consider: