Mendeley Institutional Edition

University of Melbourne staff and students now have access to Mendeley Institutional Edition.

Upgrade from free to institutional access by following the steps below:

  1. Create a free account at using your email address. If you have a personal username and password for another Elsevier product, such as ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal or ClinicalKey, the same login details will work here in Mendeley.
  2. Upgrade to the Institutional Edition by visiting the University of Melbourne Mendeley Group page. You should then receive an email which confirms your account has been upgraded.
  3. You will then be able to access your Institutional Edition account via


  • To maintain access to the Institutional Edition you will need to re-verify your account via the University of Melbourne Mendeley Group page at least once every 12 months.
  • If you have an existing Mendeley account using a personal email address and wish to join the University of Melbourne Institutional Edition: Login to your account, go to settings, change your email address to your address. Follow the instructions at Step 2 above.


  • 100 GB personal storage instead of 2 GB with the 'free account'
  • 100 GB shared storage instead of 100 MB with the 'free account'
  • Unlimited private groups of up to 100 collaborators instead of 5 private groups of up to 25 collaborators

For more information on Mendeley, visit the self-help guide.