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Citation Management Software - Mendeley

Mendeley is a free desktop and cloud application that helps you manage your research.

Mendeley Groups Allow you to Collaborate

3 Types of Groups

Groups in Mendeley allow users to share information with others. 

  • Screenshot "Create a new group" in MendeleyPrivate groups allow you to share full-text PDFs & comments with a small team of people.
  • Invite-Only groups are publicly visible but can only by joined by users who are invited. Non-members can 'follow' the group and comment but cannot add nre references.
  • Open groups can be joined with anyone with a Mendeley account and you can add new references to the group library or your own library from the group.

Create a group

  • Use the Edit dropdown menu to create a new group or simply right-click to bring up a menu under Group.
  • Enter a name, description (if you wish), & choose to make the group private, invite only, or public.​
  • If the group is private or invite only, send invitations.
  • Begin adding references.
  • The 3 tabs are Overview, Documents (all documents that are part of this group), & Members.

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Mendeley is a Global Social Network

Noun project icon of a globe on a standMendeley is a community of over 6 million users. That's more than the population of Singapore or Denmark!

The social network aspect of allows you to expand your research and professional networks through searching for others with similar interests, joining groups, and sharing information.

Search for colleagues under Search > People. See your followers and who you are following from your Profile > Network.

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