Mendeley Workshop

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Introduction to Mendeley

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Mendeley is a desktop and web program produced by Elsevier for managing and sharing references and research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online. It combines Mendeley Desktop, a PDF and reference management application (available for Windows, macOS and Linux), with Mendeley Web, an online tool.

Mendeley is available either as a premium payable version or a basic version that is free but requires registration.

  • Automatic extraction of metadata from PDF papers.
  • Back-up and synchronization across multiple computers and with a private online account.
  • PDF viewer with sticky notes, text highlighting and full-screen reading.
  • Full-text search across papers.
  • Smart filtering, tagging and automatic PDF file renaming.
  • Citations and bibliographies in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice.org, and LibreOffice.
  • Import of documents and research papers from external websites (e.g., PubMed, Google Scholar, Arxiv) via browser bookmarklet.
  • BibTeX export/file sync.
  • Private groups to collaboratively tag and annotate research papers.
  • Usage-based readership statistics about papers, authors and publications.

Third-party tools allow the migration of content.