Mendeley is a citation management tool that helps you manage, share, read, annotate, and cite your research papers. It is also helps you manage your papers online, collaborate with other researchers, and discover research articles, trends and statistics.
With Mendeley you can:
Mendeley has both a desktop and an online component.
Mendeley has both a desktop and an online component. To get the most out of Mendeley, it's best to use both. To start using Mendeley you will need to sign up for a free account on Mendeley.com, and download the desktop application.
Create an account:
Go to www.mendeley.com/features and click the Create Account button to create a free account. .
Once you have your account set up, you can edit your profile to share additional details about yourself with colleagues you connect to through Mendeley. In your profile, you can also mark publications in your library for which you are the author, and Mendeley will track page view, reader and download statistics on those articles for you.
Mendeley Desktop : Mendeley Desktop is the downloaded part of the software installed onto your computer. Download Mendeley Desktop if you haven't already.
Mendeley Web : This is the Mendeley website where you can access the web version of your library, edit your profile and search for papers, groups or people.
Sync : The process of synchronizing your Mendeley data across devices.
Web Importer : The browser bookmarklet that lets you quickly import documents from anywhere on the web.
Citation Plugin : A plugin you can install that allows you to create and format your citations and bibliography according to your chosen style.