Mendeley 07 – Summary of affordances

Mendeley offers a few tools that can improve the research experience.

1. Left menu:

  1. Literature search
  2. Literature suggestions (based on information provided when you sign up)
  3. My Library

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Tools to search the library are:

  • All documents – left menu (see al references)
  • Recently added – left menu – see all references recently added
  • Recently read – left menu (see all documents you have read lately)
  • Favourites – mark documents as favourites by clicking the star next to it (change to yellow) to find it easily afterwards

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  • Needs review – erferences that are incomplete according to Mendeley
  • Create Folders to sort your references
  • Create GROUPS to share references with others
  • Trash – all deleted references

2.  Top menu of screen

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  1. File menu
    • Add files
    • Add folders
    • Watch folder (will explain later)
    • Import references
    • Export references
    • Merge documents
    • Delete
    • Remove from folder
    • Sync library
    • Sign out of Mendeley
  2. Edit menu
    • Find, cut, copy and paste and many more
  3. View menu
    • Citation style
  4. Tools
    • Invite colleagues
    • Install web importer
    • Install / uninstall MS Word plugin
    • Check duplicates (I find this one problematic since my references are gone after I have merged duplicates. Will have to find a solution for this problem)
  5. Help
    • Help if needed


3.  Grey menu

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  • Button to import documents easily
  • Delete button
  • Button to share reference via email (with message)
  • Button to create a folder
  • Button to remove a folder (stand on the folder and click)
  • Button to search related references (love it)
  • Button to sync desktop with online Mendeley

4.  Filter documents (left)

  • By author (click first on All documents

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  • By keyword provided by authors

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  • By MyTags

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  • By Publications

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5.  Notes

  • Write notes about references

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These tools will be discussed in more depth when needed to be used.

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