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Mendeley at Copenhagen Business School: Home

Systems requirements

At the moment there are two download options for a desktop app

When deciding you should consider you version of operating system (OS) and Word (or other text processor) you find the updated information of version support here.

Mendeley Desktop is the classic version but the development of this version has stopped, and it doesn’t support OS for Mac above macOS 10.14 (Mojave), it runs on older Mac OS and on all Windows and Linux

Mendeley Reference Manager is the new version of the desktop app it runs on the new OS for Mac and on Windows and Linux, by now it has all the central and major features, but it is still lacking two things that might have you consider running the old Mendeley Desktop (if you can) It can’t make bibliographies in other than English and it can’t check your database for duplicates.

Mendeley at CBS

CBS Mendeley Institutional Edition:

  • As part of CBS’s MIE subscription, you are entitled to premium MIE benefits:
         ○ 100 GB personal storage
         ○ 100 GB shared storage
         ○ Unlimited private groups of up to 100 collaborators
  • To have continued access to these benefits, you must sign in to Mendeley from within your institution’s IP range at least once every 12 months
  • Your access to these benefits will expire 12 months after the last time you sign in to Mendeley from within your institution’s IP range, following which your account will return to the standard, free version
  • Please note, your data will not be deleted following this expiration and you will still be able to access any files or references you have uploaded to Mendeley to date
  • You will receive an email 30 days prior to the expiration due date, reminding you to sign in from within CBS’s IP range to continue to receive your benefits. If you do not subsequently sign in within those 30 days, you will lose access to the premium benefits - at which point you will be sent an email confirming this
  • If you wish to re-access your benefits after it expired you can do so at any time by signing in to Mendeley from within CBS's IP range.

If you for some reason have not been within the CBS IP range for 12 month please send an email from your CBS-mail to then we can help you.

Sign up for Mendeley

DO NOT! use the option "Sign in via your instition" just use your CBS-mail and pick your own password.

About Mendeley

Mendeley is a reference management software, an academic collaboration network, and a crowd sourced database with a unique layer of social information research, all wrapped into one.

Mendeley can help you achieve a number of things, including (but not limited to):

  • Correct in-text citations and bibliographies in the style of choice via smooth technical integration in MS Word, Google Docs, & Latex.
  • Seamless collaboration both in-house and across organizations via groups, both private and public.
  • Quick dissemination of academic production via social media platform

NB. Mendeley cannot help you decide when and where to cite a source in your document. To inform yourself on this topic, you will have to look elsewhere. One place to learn more about referencing and academic intergrity  is the CBS Library guide Working with Integrity as a CBS Student.

Selected Features

Create a Private Group and collaborate with colleagues by reading and annotating together.

Discover Readership Statistics about the paper you are reading.

Showcase your publication history.

Choose from one of 8000+ citation styles or create your own! - See details in the Cite & Write section

Drag-and-drop PDF files to automatically extract metadata

Enable the File Organizer to bring order to your stored file.


The Mendeley workspace straddles two platforms: 

Desktop: For storing, editing, viewing, and annotating PDFs and automatically creating citation data from PDFs

Web: For access to saved research on the go, for collecting citations while browsing online databases, and for tapping into the Papers collection, the Mendeley crowd-sourced research catalog.

NB. Your Mendeley library syncs across platforms