Mendeley at ALDinHE


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9th ALDinHE Conference: University of Leeds
"Learning Development in a digital age: emerging literacies and learning spaces"
2-4 April 2012

Pre-conference workshop.


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  • Mendeley at ALDinHE

    1. 1. www.mendeley.comAnna SeabourneAcademic Skills Adviser, University of LeedsPhD Student, University of Manchester ALDinHE Conference University of Leeds 2 April 2012
    2. 2. Agenda What is Mendeley? Your profile Creating your library Managing your documents & references Inserting citations & generating bibliographies Sharing references using groupsPractical session
    3. 3. What is Mendeley?
    4. 4. Based in London, Mendeley are 30+ researchers, graduates andsoftware developers from... Supported by: ...backed by co-founders and former executives of:
    5. 5. 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 manageyour papers online, discover researchtrends and statistics, and to connect tolike-minded researchers.
    6. 6. Your profile
    7. 7. 1 - Click to view your profile2 – View Profile: Research field, Publications,Awards and Grants, Biographical Information, CV, Contact Information
    8. 8. 2 – You can search…1 – Some statistics about your publication
    9. 9. Creating your library
    10. 10. What is Mendeley? Set up and manage your reference groupsLibrary showing all your documents (citation or table view) Add tags & notes and edit document detailsFilter your papers by authors, keywords, tags, or publications
    11. 11. Adding your papersYou have different options to set up your library:• Add single files or an entire folder• “Watch a folder” to automatically import PDF files• Drag and drop PDFs into Mendeley Desktop… and Mendeley will try to extract the document details automaticallyYou can also:• Add existing EndNote/BibTeX/RIS databases• Sync with other reference management webapps• Use Mendeley Web Importer to add from online databases• Add from the Mendeley Research Catalog
    12. 12. Document details lookupEnter the DOI, PubMed, or ArXiv ID andclick on the magnifier glass to start lookupMissing info is added automatically
    13. 13. Web To install the Web Importer, drag & drop the bookmarklet to your Favorites/Bookmarks in your internet browser Supported sites The Web Importer helps you grab citations off the web
    14. 14. Using the Web ImporterOn the web page with …then click on “Import” to importthe reference(s) you the reference/paper to yourwant to capture: click on Mendeley library. Ifthe bookmarklet… possible/available, also the associated PDF will be imported.
    15. 15. Synchronize and manage your library online You can also add references and edit & manage your library online
    16. 16. Managing your documents & references
    17. 17. Manage your libraryOpen attached PDF files in integrated viewerDocuments can be marked read/unread Star your favorite papers Filter by authors, tags, publications or keywords
    18. 18. Search as you type
    19. 19. Full text search in Mendeley’s PDF viewer
    20. 20. Annotate and highlight
    21. 21. Mendeley‘s File Organizer You can find the File Organizer in Tools > Options > File Organizer
    22. 22. Citing and sharing references
    23. 23. Citing in Word & Open OfficeClick on “Insert Citation” in Word Highlight the paper(s) you want to cite
    24. 24. Citing in Word & Open Office Citation will show up based on selected style Generate a bibliography in one click! Cite into Google documents or other editors by copy & paste
    25. 25. Share references with Mendeley Groups Groups can be private or public (invite only or open) View the group online –Public groups only have the reference details – no other users can request tofull text. Private groups contain the full text join or simply follow theincluding notes & annotations. activity of the group
    26. 26. Create Groups in Mendeley Desktop Private groups contain the full text. Public groups share references only.
    27. 27. Create Groups in Mendeley Desktop You can also create groups online.
    28. 28. Create your professional research profile
    29. 29. Search the Mendeley Research Catalog
    30. 30. Get readership information on papers
    31. 31. Leave feedback and see what’s coming next Visit to see what others are saying, leave feedback, request features or report bugs.
    32. 32. Help Spread the Word About Mendeley Our global network of advisors help test new features and introduce Mendeley to friends and colleagues.Apply to be an Advisor at
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    34. 34. Useful references••