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Organize your papers, notes, and ideas
> Open Mendeley> Under My Library, select All
Mendeley has a desktop application tohelpyou sort,
organize and read research. Here it is.
> Show desktop (by bottom left magic corner)
Here I have a folder of 5journal articles. I can simply
drag and drop the articles into the desktop client and
you can see how the software automatically extracts the
relevant metadata - author, title, year of publication, etc.
Drag and drop folder into bottom left magic corner
Click Recently Added in My Library
Click the sync button
You can create “watch folders”that detect new articles
and then loads them into Mendeleyautomatically
File > Watch folder
You can also add a citation manually or by an article’s
DOI (Digital Object Identifier) number
> File > Add entry manually
>go to DOI > enter … 10.1038/nature07118 > click
on magnifying glass> Save
Your libraries will automatically sync on the cloud
across all machines wherever you have Mendeley
installed – even on your iPhone or iPad
Be sure to hit the sync button
Now you can organize your papers by author, title, year,
or other fields.
> All Documents > click authors, title, or year to
And you can sort them into folders.
>Drag and drop article into Important articles
You can also add tags to your citations as another level
Click right panel >show Tags (beneath abstract)
Searching through your articles is quick, easy and
powerful. You cansearch through metadata, tags, and
even the content within an article
> Click all documents
>Search for “Bethesda” – “It’s able to search within
the text of the PDF article”
I can use the Mendeley Desktop client as a PDF viewer
tomake highlights and write annotations
Open PDF > highlight text
Write a note
When you’re done, you can export this PDF with all
of your annotations and highlights.
o In PDF file > File > Export PDF with
o you can see all the annotations at the bottom
You can also add your notes in the right panel of
the PDF article
Let’s look at creating citations and bibliographies
This issuper easy and automatic.Mendeleyhas a plug-in
for Microsoft Word, Open Office, and BibTeX.
“Let me demonstrate in Word” -- Open Word
>Write a sentence
“I can add a citation with the click of one button” >
Generate a bibliography at the end
Change citation styles in this drop-down menu–
“over 6000 citation styles available, and you can
even create your own citation style”
“You could also drag and drop a citation from
Mendeley into the Word document.”
Let’s look at the social elements of research
Research can be a very solitary experience.
We all want our work to be read and to have impact.
And we also want to find our community of researchers
who are interested in what we are.
Fortunately,Mendeley has features to help you promote
you work, cultivate awareness of a topic,find
recommended papers, and even find potential
Mendeley has a web application
“My Library allows you to access your papers and
reading lists from anywhere in the world”
In Mendeley Web, I can see what others are reading and
find related works. By aggregating research statistics in
the cloud of over 30M+ papers in Mendeley,
recommendations are made on what to read next based
on my library
>Click Papers tab
“You can search for content or choose from the
most popular topics”
Click into Chemistry
Click into a “popular” record >>“Each record has as
all sorts of useful statistics”
o Readership statistics
o Related articles
o Click Groups – “here are research groups who
have added this article to their group folder”
o “You can click in and see what they have read”
o “You can add content directly into your library
by clicking this green button at the top”
With Groups you can
“See what others are reading”
“You can then join or follow interesting groups”
“And with over 1 million researchers worldwide in
Mendeley – you could potentially find new
To promote your work, you can create a researcher
<Go back to slides and demonstrate profiles and
Collaborating in teams
To help us work in teams, you can leverage the social
media elements of Mendeleyforcollaboration.
Earlier we saw public groups, but you can also create
private groups to share full text with your colleagues.
They can access the files placed into the group folder.
In this way, it becomes the hub of all your project
group's research, communication and organization
> Groups >Select Jeff’s family and friends
Show activity feed –“It's a newsfeed that gives you
updates on your colleagues activities, similar to
Facebook or LinkedIn.You can track and respond to
commentary, so it reduces the amount of email
back and forth.”
Different team members can annotate and
comment in a file.
Remember: you can export the PDF with
Now that’s Mendeley. Let’s now look at Zotero.
What is it?
Zotero is like Mendeley.
It’s a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize,
cite, and share your research sources.
You can pay for an upgrade to increase your online
You can do a lot of the same things as you can with
Mendeley (including social profiles and networking, and
organizing and preparing citations). But there are some
powerful features unique to Zotero.
First of all, Zoterolets you take web clippings and add it
to your personal library with a single click.
In this way, it helps you archive the web.
In Safari, I’ve installed the Zotero Connector.
Alternatively, you can setup a connector for other web
browsers like Chrome or Firefox.
>Go to a New York Times article
“I click the Save to Zotero button”
“Now I switch over to the Zotero standalone client.”
“Here is the record of the web page”
Double click – “it opens in a web browser”
Thissnapshot is a locally stored copy of a web page in
the same state as it was when it was saved.
Snapshots are available without an internet connection.
Back to the Zotero client
Another unique Zoterofeature is that you can add PDFs,
images, audio, video files, snapshots of web pages, and
really anything else.
It can handle a lot of different content types.
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Why pay for Mendeley?
Personal storage plan - Increase your personal
library storage space
Team plans – Increase your group storage and
Where is the knowledge base to search for answers to
estions/330591-explain-how-sync-in-mendeleyworksThe 'Sync files' setting is shared across all your
computers. If you turn it on, your files will appear
on Mendeley Web. If you turn it off, files are
removed from Mendeley Web and not available on
Great Zotero training guide