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Intro to Mendeley

A brief Introduction to the citation management tool Mendeley- what it is, what it's used for, and some advantages.
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Tatiana B.

on 4 April 2011

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Transcript of Intro to Mendeley

What is Mendeley? Mendeley is a new academic social networking tool for organizing and sharing research. Mendeley has a free downloadable desktop software component, as well as a web-based component, Mendeley Web. Mendeley grabs citation information from a PDF (instead of from webpages like Zotero)
and generates bibliographies What can Mendeley do for You? Mendeley allows you to import whole libraries (inlcuding PDFs)
from Endnote and Zotero, and other research software-
which makes switching to it easier. Mendeley Web (similar to Endnote), allows you to sync your library of PDFs and your papers so that you can access them away from your computer. Mendeley Web acts as an academic social networking tool for connecting with researchers in your field and finding relevent papers based on your interests. What are the advantages to using Mendeley? Mendeley’s sharing and collaboration features are superior to other tools
(like Zotero). Mendeley has an iPad/iPhone app which allows you to read papers at your convenience. What are the disadvantages? Mendeley only offers 1GB of space for Free accounts
(Price Structure is graduated for more space beyond that). Mendeley is currently in beta. Mendeley is a commercial product (as opposed to Zotero, which is open source). How do I get Mendeley? Who is Mendeley best for? Download Desktop Component Software here
(may be best to use professional email account or a professional Facebook account). Users who like to experiment with new citation management tools. Users who are new to citation management and can start fresh with a new product. Users who are in highly collaborative disciplines.
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