Introduction to Mendeley
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A quick introduction to the basics of Mendeley

A quick introduction to the basics of Mendeley



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  • 1. Taubman Health Sciences Library
  • 2. What is Mendeley? Mendeley is free academic software (Win, Mac & Linux) to manage, share, read, annotate and cite your research papers... ...and a research network to manage your papers online, discover research trends and statistics, and to connect to like-minded researchers.
  • 3. Your library Organize your references into groups.
  • 4. Your library Library with all your documents. Add tags & notes and edit document details
  • 5. Your library Filter your papers by authors, keywords, tags, or publications
  • 6. Creating your library You can add references in many ways: • Add single files or an entire folder You can also: • Add existing EndNote/BibTeX/RIS databases • Use the Mendeley Web Importer to add from online databases • Add from the Mendeley Research Catalog
  • 7. Adding your papers Best of all, you can drag and drop PDFs into Mendeley Desktop (it’s magic!) & Mendeley will try to extract the document details automatically.
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  • 9. Filling in the details: lookup Enter the DOI, PubMed, or ArXiv ID and click on the magnifier glass to start lookup Missing info is added automatically
  • 10. Using the Web Importer On the web page with the reference(s) you want to capture: click on the bookmarklet, then click on “Import” to import the reference to your Mendeley library. If available, the associated PDF will be imported also.
  • 11. Synchronize and manage your library online You can add references & edit & manage your library online.
  • 12. Manage your library Open attached PDF files in integrated viewer
  • 13. PDF viewer
  • 14. Annotate and highlight your PDFs
  • 15. Manage your library Documents can be marked read/unread Star your favorite papers
  • 16. Search your library- begins as soon as you type
  • 17. Mendeley‘s File Organizer You can find the File Organizer to create subfolders in Tools > Options
  • 18. Citing in Word & Open Office Click on “Insert Citation” in Word Highlight the paper(s) you want to cite
  • 19. Citing in Word & Open Office Citation will appear in the style you selected. To create a bibliography, just click at the end of your document!
  • 20. Share references with Mendeley Groups Groups can be private or public (invite only or open) Public groups only have the reference details – no full text. Private groups contain the full text, including notes & annotations. View the group online – other users can request to join or simply follow the activity of the group
  • 21. Create your professional research profile
  • 22. Search the Mendeley Research Catalog
  • 23. Get readership information on papers
  • 24. Leave feedback and see what’s coming next Visit to see what others are saying, leave feedback, request features or report bugs.
  • 25. Taubman Health Sciences Library