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UMP Library

The UMP Library and Information Services (LIS) was established in 2014 from a one room library with only one staff member, to a state-of-the-art library that currently has a total staff complement of 14 members based at both the Mbombela and Siyabuswa Cam


What is Mendeley?

Why Mendeley?

It is:

  • Free
  • Easy to use
  • Fully functional
  • Compatible with various devices
  • And it has great support

With Mendeley, you can:

  • Create and manage citations of books, articles, videos, and more
  • Import citations
  • Automatic metadata extraction from imported PDFs
  • Collaborate with other researchers online
  • Find relevant papers based on what you’re reading
  • Highlight and annotate papers and share those notes with others
  • Organize your library using groups, tags, and filters

Getting started

Follow the steps below to register, download and start using Mendeley:

  1. Visit Mendeley's homepage and create a free account.
  2. Complete the registration form
  3. Download the Mendeley app on your desktop
  4. Launch the app and Sign In


Mendeley Help Guides
Here you'll find guides to learn about various aspects of Mendeley

Mendeley Minutes
Short videos about different operations, like importing references or using the Word plugin.



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