Mendeley Presentation - MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
MendeleyOrganise, share, discoverCambridge 27th July 2012Nathalie Cornée & Guilhem ChalanconMRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
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Agenda• What is Mendeley?• Getting Started• Creating your library• Managing/organising your documents and references• Citing References & generating bibliographies• Annotating PDFs• Sharing References and collaborating using groups• Mendeley as a social network for researchers• Overall advantages of Mendeley
What is Mendeley? Mendeley is free academic software (Win, Mac & Linux, iPhone, iPad, Android) to manage, share, read, annotate and cite your research papers......and a research network to manage yourpapers online, discover research trendsand statistics, and to connect to like-minded researchers.
Based in London & New York, Mendeley is start-up made of researchers, graduates and software developers from... ...supported by:...backed by co-founders and former executives of:
Getting startedSign up and download• 500MB personal storage + 500MB shared storage• www.mendeley.com• Enter your details, follow instructions to download the Desktop application for your OS3 things to download:• Mendeley Desktop Application• Mendeley Web Importer• Plugins for Word/LibreOffice Writer
Getting started - The Web sideMendeley on the web Searchprovides :• A research catalogue of 100M documents from 1M researchers, 80K collaborative groups• Statistics and paper suggestions based on whats in your Contacts library Groups• A personal profile page Your publications
Getting started - The Desktop side Check for duplicates Set up and manage your reference groups Library showing all your documents (citation or table view) Add tags & notes and edit document detailsFilter your papers by authors, keywords, tags, or publications
Managing your documents and references Create folders • Folders allow you to organise and filter your references (e.g by project) • Manipulating folders and references is largely a matter of dragging and dropping • Mark items „as read‟ or „as favourites‟ Search your Library • Add your own tags to records to make them easier to find
Managing your libraryOpen attached PDF files in integrated viewerDocuments can be marked read/unread Star your favorite papers Filter by authors, tags, publications or keywords
Mendeley„s File Organizer You can find the File Organizer in Tools > Options > File Organizer
Managing your documents and referencesRemember to Sync!• When you open Mendeley Desktop it will sync with your library in the cloud• The desktop software operates in an „offline‟ mode• Once Mendeley Desktop is launched, synchronization between desktop and web is not automated• So… remember to hit the „Sync‟ button
Synchronize and manage your library online You can also add references and edit & manage your library online
Manage Groups from Mendeley Web You can also create groups online.
Collaborating via Mendeley GroupsJoin interest groups on Mendeley Web• Find out more about researchers in your field• See what colleagues are reading• >48,000 public groups sorted by discipline!Private and public options• Invite-only (limited number / account)• Open
Why choose Mendeley?Free of charge (contrary to Refworks, Endnote, Papers etc.)Is it better than other free packages (Zotero etc)? -> Cross platform compatible (Win/Mac/Lin) -> Compatible with Open/Libre Office and MS word -> Social networking and collaboration features -> Already in use by other colleagues
Have a look to what the community is developing! http://dev.mendeley.com/
Leave feedback and see what‟s coming next Visit http://feedback.mendeley.com to see what others are saying, leave feedback, request features or report bugs.