Mendeley Institutional

Mendeley is a reference manager, an academic social network and a scientific literature collaborative catalog. It allows to manage your research, showcase your work, connect and collaborate with over six million researchers worldwide.

Mendeley allows you:

  • Generate bibliographies automatically.
  • Find relevant documents of your areas of interest.
  • Easily import documents from other platforms.
  • Collaborate easily with other online users.
  • Access your documents from anywhere via web.

Mendeley combines a desktop version (Mendeley Reference Manager) with a web version (Mendeley Web), which must be synchronized.

The UAB offers access to Mendeley Institutional to its community members. It is necessary to access through our institution to enjoy the institutional advantages.

1. At Mendeley web ( you must choose 2 options:

     a) If you don’t have any Mendeley account, choose the option Create an account

     b) If you have a free Mendeley account and you want to upgrade it to Mendeley Institutional Edition, you must choose the option Sign in

In both cases, Mendeley shows a window where you must select the option Sign in via your institution. Do not add your e-mail address, just select the sign in via the institution.

2. Start writing the name of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Whenever you write, a drop-down menu Will show the name of different universities. Select the UAB and then, Continue.

3. The system needs the confirmation that your organization is the UAB. Select Confirm your institution.

4. The next screen shows 2 options. Select UAB SSO. Sign in at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona – UAB Barcelona. Then, sign in with your NIU and password.

5. At this point, you have 2 options:

     a) If you don’t have any Mendeley account, fill out the form with your personal an academic data to create an account.

     b) If you have a free Mendeley account and you want to upgrade it to Mendeley Institutional Edition, you must sign in with the username and password of your Mendeley account.

6. While you have accessed via the institution, Mendeley has upgraded your account to MIE advantages.

7. Check at that your account is now Mendeley Institutional Edition (MIE).

8. From now on, you can access to your Mendeley account from anywhere at with the MIE benefits directly with your Mendeley username and password. It is not necessary to sign in via the institution.

9. This access will last for one year. At the end of this year, you will receive an e-mail suggesting you that, if you are still member of UAB community, you should renew your institutional access. To achieve this, you must access to Mendeley again with the option Sign in via your institution, and the renovation will be done automatically.

100 GB capacity - 1000 private groups - 100 members in each group

If you need training about Mendeley, contact with your library via this form