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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 Premium Account

For HKBU users, as long as you sign up for a Mendeley account using your HKBU email address, you would be eligible for extra benefits offered by our Institutional subscription to Mendeley. 

You will automatically receive an email invitation (as shown below) within 24 hours after your Mendeley account registration. Please click on "Preview this group" to accept the invitation. 


Next, click on "Join this group" (as shown below) to confirm, and then sign in with your account. 

If you encounter any problem in the process, please report them to 

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: