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Mendley is a free online reference management tool.  With Mendeley, you can collect citations, generate bibliographies, and collaborate with others online. 

Mendeley has some unique features that make it a great citation manager.  It allows users to drag-and-drop PDFs into their library and it extracts the metadata for you.  It also automatically renames PDFs with the author's last name, document title, and date, to help you keep your PDFs organized.  Mendeley also provides users with the ability to highlight and annotate their PDFs.  It is desktop-based, so users are not limited by storage capacity, but it also provides limited free access to Mendeley Web so users can access and build their libraries even when they are away from their computers. 

Top 10 Mendeley Features

1. Join the Mendeley Academic Collaboration Network

Interact with 3 million like-minded researchers and discover the latest research in your field. 

2. Import Your Reference Libraries from other Reference Managers such as Endnote and RefWorks

3. Join one of thousands of Public Groups to add content or start your own Public Group. 

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

5. Discover Readership Statistics about the paper you are reading. 

6. Showcase your publication history.

7. Choose from one of 7000+ citation styles or create your own!

8. File organizer functions that make it easy to manage references.

9. Drag and drop PDFs automatically extract metadata about research papers.

10. Mendeley Desktop is available on Mac, Windows and Linux. Mendeley Web functions on all major browsers.

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