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  1. 1. Mendeley Citation Managers: which one for you? August 2013
  2. 2. What is Mendeley Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. However, Mendeley was purchased by Elsevier during 2013. At present the software remains free to users.
  3. 3. Indexing your pdfs with
  4. 4. Register and Download
  5. 5. Signing in (N.B. You will be asked to respond to this screen every time you change your LAN password) Moving to a New Computer Once you have registered as a Mendeley user this is easy – download the software and log in to your existing account
  6. 6. Open Mendeley Desktop
  7. 7. Mendeley Login • Click on General • Fill in your Mendeley login and password • Click on Apply
  8. 8. Creating your library • You can add PDFs by clicking the Add Files button on the far left toolbar • Alternatively, you can drag and drop PDFs into the content pane • If you want to have access to your PDFs from anywhere, activate the file synchronization feature, and you are able to access your PDF files in your Mendeley Web Library
  9. 9. Adding pdfs
  10. 10. Reviewing document details This is an important task as Mendeley does not always get it right, you want your bibliography to be perfect, so take the time to review the details of each pdf
  11. 11. One-click Web Importer allows you to import papers, web pages and other documents into your library from search engines and academic databases.
  12. 12. Important citations
  13. 13. Import/export Endnote, Bibtex and Ris libraries
  14. 14. Watch folders Click on Tools, Options, Watched Folders Tick the folders you want Mendeley to watch. Any new PDF’s in these folders will be imported into your library into Mendeley automatically.
  15. 15. • When you place a document in a watched folder, it will automatically be added to Mendeley • You will be able to annotate, cite and browse references instantly • Using watched folders makes it easier to add multiple papers in one go and keep them where you want on your computer
  16. 16. Insert citations in your articles • Install the Word or Open Office plug-in (This will install tool bar buttons that will allow you to cite a document and generate a bibliography) • Click Insert Citation within your document • Select the document in Mendeley Desktop, and click Send Citation to Word. You can also cite multiple documents. Just hold the Ctrl key (or the Cmd key on Mac) and left click the documents you want to cite • Select the citation style in the drop down menu in your word processor • Generate a bibliography by clicking Insert Bibliography
  17. 17. Citing a document from within your library From the Mendeley citation toolbar you can automatically insert formatted citations or generate a bibliography for your paper
  18. 18. Mendeley Tool Bar
  19. 19. Installing additional citation styles Click on Adding new citation styles to Mendeley Desktop, and then the word “here” A repository of currently available styles can also be found here.
  20. 20. Sharing documents and references • Groups are a simple way for you to collaborate with your colleagues and share a collection of documents. • Any member of a group may upload documents to it. • You can create a group by clicking on “Create Group” in the left hand pane.
  21. 21. How to create a group
  22. 22. Types of groups • Private groups – These are invite-only groups whose content will only be visible to members of the group. ( great for private research projects) • Public Invite-only Groups - These groups are visible to anyone, but only members can contribute to them (great for public reading lists)
  23. 23. • Public Open Groups - These are groups anyone may join and contribute to. They are designed for open discussion around any subject.
  24. 24. Invite people to the group
  25. 25. Using groups
  26. 26. To Summarise • Automatically generate bibliographies • Collaborate easily with other researchers online • Easily import papers from other research software • Find relevant papers based on what you’re reading • Access your papers from anywhere online • Read papers on the go, with our new iPhone app
  27. 27. • • Mendeley Support & Help
  28. 28. Thank you