Mendeley is a free literature management program that is available for Mac and iOS, Windows and Linux. It is used primarily to organize academic articles and PDFs, process them for citations and literature lists, and exchange them with other people via a social network.

With a „team plan“ a group of more than three people can take advantage of a PDF library with access being shared by everyone, everywhere. You can also access the literature from a mobile device without the need for an additional application, in order to read it, highlight passages in it or add notes to PDFs.
If you want to set up this kind of group, simply send an e-mail to Dr. Aline Frank with the name and type of the group („private“ or „invite only, see here) and the number of people.

You will find more information here


The course is aimed at members of the University of Bern. No prior knowledge is required.


German, English


Mendeley account & installation of Mendeley desktop ( ). Please bring your notebook with you.

Course administration

Dr. Aline Frank, Silvan Christen

Dates / location

(see German sites)

Hours of consultation

On request:; +41 31 684 88 41

Language: German and English
Consultation hours are open to all members of the University of Berne and PH Berne.