Q. What is this Mendeley product I have been hearing about?
Mendeley is a free, cross-platform application that allows you to compile your own research library, by importing your reference information into Mendeley and creating your own personal research library in a way that works for you. Because it is stored in the cloud, your personal library can be accessed from wherever you need it. Specifically, Mendeley will allow you to:
- Organize your material and use Mendeley's word processor plugin, which is compatible with Microsoft Word and LibreOffice, to quickly and easily cite the materials in your personal library. Mendeley offers the capability to insert properly formatted citations with just a few clicks.. With just a few more clicks, it will then generate a complete bibliography of the materials that you have used to write your paper.
- Collaborate with others by creating groups, both public and private, which will allow you to join in with existing discussions and compare notes with others. You will have the ability ito connect with other researchers by following them and tracking their activity if you choose.