Mendeley Library

The Community Innovation Network Library provides access to a collection of academic papers and professional reports on topics community organizing, building, and development from around the world. The library also connects community building experts, nonprofit organizations, researchers, and grassroots community organizers interested in asset-based community development to best practices in strengthening efforts across identity groups in the areas of peace, equity, conflict resolution, and community-led social change. By signing up for a free Mendeley account, you will be able to access our growing Library collection of articles and reports!

Using Our Mendeley Library

Once You Are on Mendeley

To Search the Papers in the Library: Click on Papers (to your left) and browse the references, sort from A-Z or by Recently Added. Refine your search by using our custom geographic and thematic Tags on the right hand side of the page. To get the full bibliographic functionality of Mendeley, we encourage you to download the Desktop Version, which has more sophisticated search functions and reference management tools.

Contribute to Our Library

You can link your individual Mendeley account to those of others in the field by joining the The Community Innovation Network Library, a Mendeley group moderated by the Community Innovation Network Team. If you would like to send us your articles and papers to post in this shared space, we'd be happy to do so! Email: Heather Lenz, MA, Assistant Director of the Community Innovation Network at