Monday, August 22, 2011

Research the Mendeley Way

According to their website, "Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research." Here’s some background from Wikipedia:
Mendeley was founded in November 2007 and is based in London. The first public beta version was released in August 2008. The team comprises researchers, graduates, and open source developers from a variety of academic institutions. The company’s investors include the former executive chairman of, the former founding engineers of Skype, and the former Head of Digital Strategy at Warner Music Group, as well as academics from Cambridge and Johns Hopkins University.
Mendeley is a free desktop tool that indexes and organizes all of your PDF documents and research papers into your own personal digital library. Import from your computer, EndNote™, Papers, or Zotero. Mendeley also looks up PubMed, CrossRef, DOIs and other related document details automatically, importing papers quickly and easily from resources such as Google Scholar, ACM, IEEE and many more at the click of a button.

Mendeley gathers document details from your PDFs allowing you to effortlessly search, organize and cite. Generate citations and bibliographies in Microsoft Word, Open Office, and LaTeX. You can capture your thoughts with highlighting and annotations using sticky notes. You can then share your papers, thoughts, and annotations with your colleagues.

Mendeley (Lite) for the iPhone and iPad syncs seamlessly with your Mendeley research collection.  This means that you can now carry your personal digital library with you wherever you go.  The iPhone app keeps your documents organized in just the same way as your online collection, with easy access to all your collections, recently added items and favorites.  Combined with search over titles and abstracts you can get to the paper you need quickly. If there is a paper that you want to let your colleagues know about, you can share the citation to that paper from within the app via email. No more copying and pasting citations, it all gets taken care of at the touch of a button. You can even download a paper and read it offline later. NOTE: To use the Mendeley (Lite) for iPhone you need to have an account with Mendeley Web, and you need to add to your library either through Mendeley Web or via Mendeley Desktop.

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Fri August 26, 2011, 2:30am-4:00am, US/Eastern

1 comment:

  1. Gayla - thanks for keeping us Luddites up on the latest.

    With all the research tracking/organization products and programs out there, what is your evaluation of the best K.I.S.S. solution for indexing literature (scholarly and trade) that we review and making it easily accessible for future use?



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