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Mendeley

This guide provides on overview of how to use Mendeley to create a personal database of references that can be inserted into documents created with Word.

Mendeley - Groups

Groups in Mendeley allow you to share and collaborate with other researchers with Mendeley accounts. You can create your own groups in Mendeley Desktop or Mendeley Reference Manager.

Types of Groups

  • Open: An open group will allow anyone to contribute, become a member, or follow.
  • Invite-Only: This group will allow you to share references, but not files, and can be viewed publicly.
  • Private: Private groups allow you to share files and annotations between members. These groups are not visible to others outside the private group. More on private groups and how to use them.

You can follow your groups from your Feed from your Mendeley Dashboard.

When viewing a group, use the Documents tab to view the shared references, and the Members tab to view or invite members.

Note: Mendeley users with a free account can create and own a single private group. There's no limit on the number of private groups free users can join, however each private group created by a free account can only have a maximum of three members.

Public Groups

Join one of over 100,000 public groups to discuss the latest research in your field, stir debate, add content and promote your own work. Or even create your own public group.

          

To search for public groups on Mendeley: Login to Mendeley Web then click the groups tab and enter a topic of interest into the search bar to find groups related to that topic.

Your Mendeley Profile

Your Mendeley profile is similar to a social networking profile, except that it focuses on your research and scholarship. Completing your profile helps you connect with others and promote your work.

You can add papers you've authored to the My Publications folder in your Library in Mendeley Desktop or Mendeley Reference Manager.

My Publications in Mendeley Reference Manager

You can also connect your ORCID to your Mendeley profile.

Follow Leading Researchers

Identify collaboration partners with Mendeley. Search the people directory and follow interesting people.

            

Readership Statistics

Look on the bottom left on each paper page to get know a little more about who is using the paper.

Privacy

After creating your Mendeley account, you may want to adjust your privacy settings. You can find them with your account settings.

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