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Mendeley Research Manager: Sharing & Academic Social Networking



Groups provide a way to share your information.

Public Groups
Open groups - Anyone can participate to share references and comments. 
Invite-only groups - Viewable by anyone, but only those invited can add references.
Private Groups
Participants can share both references and their document files. PDFs can be jointly annotated.

Creating Groups

In Mendeley Desktop, click on Create Group in the left pane.

On Mendeley Web, click on the Groups tab and then on the green button that says Create New Group.

Finding Existing Groups

On Mendeley Web, you can either use the main search box, with the drop down indicator reading Search groups.
Or you can use the search box under the Groups tab.

You can also browse groups under the Groups tab.

Adding Contacts

You can build a list of contacts on Mendeley. You can search for people already on Mendeley by using the search box on Mendeley Web, viewing their Mendeley profile, and then asking if you can add them to your contacts.

You can also invite non-users to join Mendeley.

On Mendeley Web, click Invite Colleagues in the upper right hand corner.
On Mendeley Desktop, click the small people symbol in the bottom left corner, then Add Contacts.

Papers - Mendeley's Research Catalog

Mendeley's network includes the sharing of documents in a crowd sourced online catalog consisting of millions of papers.

You can find it on Mendeley Desktop under the Papers tab. You can search topics by keyword, and there's an advanced search to limit your search by field, document type, date range or discipline.

References can be downloaded to your own Mendeley library. You can refine your search results to Open Access documents. You can also click to see related results.

It's simple to add your own publications to the database.  This could help get your work noticed in the academic community. Just select your publications in your Mendeley library on Mendeley Desktop and drag into the My Publications folder. Mendeley provides statistics of the community's interest in your work.

Creating Your Own Profile

Your Mendeley Profile is a way to communicate your research interests and academic work to other members of the Mendeley community.

To build your profile, go to Mendeley Web and on the drop down menu under My Account, click on Edit My Profile.

Your profile can include your position, organization, academic discipline, research interests, biographical information, professional experience, education, publications, awards, grants, contact information and a photo. A completed profile could help build your research presence on the Web.

Liaison Librarian

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Julia Gelfand
Office: Science Library 228

Phone: 949-824-4971


For More Information

For more  information about creating and collaborating in groups, watch the MENDELEY VIDEO TUTORIAL: CREATE AND USE GROUPS.

For more information about creating a profile, watch the MENDELEY VIDEO TUTORIAL: CREATING YOUR RESEARCHER PROFILE.

You can also find further information about Groups, Adding Contacts and Researcher Profiles in the Mendeley Resource Center.