■How to use Mendeley


1.How to access Mendeley

On- or off- campus access:
1. Access
2. Enter your registered Log-in Name and Password.

2.User registration is required

The institutional version of Mendeley will be available free of charge to students and faculty members of the University of Tokyo until the end of the 2024 fiscal year (scheduled).
If you are using Mendeley for the first time, you will need to register as a user (create a personal account).

(How to register as a user)
1. Access
2. Click "Create a free account."
3. Fill in all fields and click the "Finish" button.
*The e-mail address you entered becomes your login name.
*Any kind of e-mail address is acceptable for creating an account.

If there is no access from the campus for a certain period of time, it will be changed to the free version instead of the institutional version.
If you do not have access to the site from within the university, please click here. After the UtokyoAccount authentication page appears, please log in. After the Mendeley screen appears, close it.
Now log in from → Account name on the right shoulder → Click on Settings → Click on Subscription → Make sure the Expires on date is updated.

3.Mendeley can be used in these ways

"Mendeley" is Elsevier's reference management software.

Note: As of August 31, 2022 Mendeley Desktop is no longer available for new downloads. 
Existing Mendeley Desktop users will continue to be able to sign in, use, and synchronize with Mendeley Desktop and will be able to migrate at their own pace after installing the new Mendeley Reference Manager. However, with sufficient notice, the Mendeley Desktop service will be discontinued in the future. Please be aware of this news.(Mendeley Reference Manager | Mendeley)

  • On the Medeley Web, you can discover papers of related research.
  • Reference lists created on Mendeley Web can be shared on the Internet with classes, seminars, research groups, or other specified members.
  • You can drag and drop a PDF document directly into Mendeley (Documents written in Japanese or saved as old PDF versions may not import successfully.
  • (Free online storage is provided for backup and synchronizing your library between Mendeley Desktop and Mendeley Web.)


5.After graduation

If you are using the institutional version of the University of Tokyo, you will switch to the free version one year after your last access from within the University.
If you you will use the free version, you will need to organize your saved data and private groups before the switchover, as the amount of data and other resources you can save will be reduced.
There is also a personal paid version that can be paid by credit card, so you can switch to that version.
Individual paid version: (please log in to Mendely to check)