Mendeley Desktop will no longer be available to download after September 1. Instead, Mendeley Reference Manager will replace it as its successor product.
IU Libraries highly advises making the switch. You can import your library from an earlier program or use its web application to access it remotely.
Organize your research
Mendeley Desktop provides several tools to assist with organizing research. Folders (known as Collections in the left sidebar column) enable you to group documents together based on your work flow and organizational requirements. New Collection allows you to easily create collections – simply give them a name before clicking Create Collection! Once created, references from the center column can be dragged onto any collection created in Mendeley Desktop by simply dragging their icons from there into it!
If you’re searching for specific documents in your library, there are various filters you can use to narrow your view: collections, tags and keyword searches in document records can all help narrow the search down quickly and efficiently. Tags are quick text labels you can apply quickly when adding records into your library – for instance if you need all papers related to research on swine flu add this keyword as a tag field to quickly filter by it and find relevant documents quickly.
Folders (collections in Mendeley parlance) offer another effective means of organizing documents. You can create folders based on any topic, type of paper or whatever else suits your fancy. Documents within that same folder can then be sorted according to criteria such as star rating, read/unread status and date added – as well as being renamed more clearly due to nondescript PDF file names downloaded from databases or the Internet.
Once your documents are organized, inserting citations and creating bibliographies becomes much simpler. Mendeley offers plug-ins for several major word processors that make inserting citations easy; simply select an entry and press: Edit > Copy Citation to insert them. It also supports automatic bibliographies creation by inserting document authors and titles in appropriate fields at the end of articles automatically.
Export your articles with annotations such as highlights and sticky notes to PDF for sharing your research with colleagues. When ready, either export the entire article or just the annotations separately. To do this, select an article in the main panel and click Export to PDF (or right-click and select Export to PDF). Please be aware that Adobe Acrobat Reader must be installed for this function to work; free copies can be obtained directly from their website. Your PDFs can also be uploaded for free to an online storage site such as Dropbox and accessed using any web browser and Adobe Acrobat Reader, giving you access to them anytime anywhere. Mendeley Desktop and its web viewer serve as complementary tools, offering annotation features in PDF viewer while permitting access from any computer, even ones without Mendeley installed.
Cite your work
Mendeley Desktop is a reference management program that enables users to store, organize, cite and bibliography their references in multiple formats, while simultaneously streamlining research processes. It includes features designed to make collaboration easier between colleagues as well as speed up research; such as directly importing documents and PDFs directly from web browsers and search engines or automatically recognizing document metadata such as author name title journal etc; it can even cite articles within Word documents while maintaining formatting; it also can generate a complete bibliography with just one click!
Once a user has created their reference library in Mendeley Desktop, they can start writing their paper. This may involve using Microsoft Word or another app which supports citation styles like LaTeX; to insert citations they simply click on the Mendeley icon in their toolbar or use Mendeley Plugin for Word to do it automatically and in text format; furthermore their bibliography will automatically reflect any new additions; additionally this bibliography can also be exported into formats compatible with RefWorks or EndNote databases for quick import into databases like RefWorks or EndNote for easy import into databases like RefWorks or EndNote for easy export into most citation databases like RefWorks/EndNote/Ennote etc.
Citing works in documents is made easy using Mendeley; simply place your cursor where the citation should appear and then select its icon from the toolbar. A pop up window will then open with various citation styles available, or if one doesn’t exist yet you can even create one using Citation Style Editor!
Though initially designed for academic researchers, this program can be utilized by people in many other fields. For instance, journalists needing to cite sources in articles may find it useful; lawyers and legal professionals could utilize it in creating documents with an effective citation structure; it also features tools that allow readers to annotate and read PDF files such as highlight text, magnifying glasses and color selection capabilities.
Zotero may offer advantages that Outsmart does not, such as providing 2GB of personal storage for free; users can upgrade to premium plans that provide unlimited storage and other benefits, or they can connect with other researchers through it and share documents and PDFs they collect, as well as sync their libraries between devices, import arXiv IDs, DOIs and PubMed IDs etc.
Share your research
Mendeley Desktop is an academic social network and reference manager designed to organize research, share files with peers, and collaborate online. It combines downloadable software (Mendeley Desktop) with Web-based collaboration tools (Mendeley Web).
Mendeley automatically syncs your PDF document library between all devices you use to access it, providing easy and efficient search capability for documents you’re looking for quickly and easily. With its default filters to help locate them quickly – such as Recently Added, Recently Read and Favorites – and document categorization by topic, author or journal category; once you find something worthy to keep, just drag it onto Mendeley and it will be saved into its appropriate folder!
Mendeley Desktop makes it easy to import all your current research materials by importing an XML file or directly from various scholarly databases. Furthermore, Mendeley Desktop makes it possible to transfer libraries from other programs like EndNote, Papers, Zotero and Jabref and even export existing bibliographies as BibTeX or RIS files so you can continue using them with other word processors.
Utilizing various annotation tools, you can easily add sticky notes within PDF documents and highlight text using different colors. Furthermore, this software offers a tool to pan around documents so it is easier for you to locate what you’re searching for.
Mendeley Desktop’s multi-tab layout allows you to work simultaneously on multiple papers within different tabs simultaneously, remembering your reading progress so you can pick up where you left off on any device. Furthermore, collections and folders allow for optimal paper management that fits seamlessly into your workflow.
This program also boasts an extremely powerful search feature that makes locating any item in your library effortless, while the ‘Favorite’ option makes quickly cataloguing those you use most frequently much faster. Furthermore, references can be easily found by typing their ID or pasting in DOI, PMID, or ArXiv citations – the program will identify these and display details about them accordingly in their appropriate fields.
Once your manuscript is complete, the Mendeley Desktop plugin for Microsoft Word makes inserting formatted citations quick and simple. The plugin recognizes your chosen citation style and applies it automatically; additionally it’s simple to expand abstracts or view attached documents; additionally select specific sections of PDFs using their magnifying glass icon to look up their details within Mendeley. Download through Tools menu.