Citation Management: Mendeley

About Mendeley

Mendeley is a desktop and web program for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online. It combines Mendeley Desktop, a PDF and reference management application (available for Windows, Mac and Linux) with Mendeley Web, an online social network for researchers.

Mendeley requires the user to store all basic citation data on its servers—storing copies of documents is at the user's discretion. Upon registration, Mendeley provides the user with 2 GB of free web storage space, and the institution edition offers free 100 GB storage space if register with Vanderbilt emails.

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Collaborate Features

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Mendeley Features

From Wikipedia

Mendeley is available either as a premium payable version or a basic version that is free but requires registration.

  • Mendeley Desktop, based on Qt, runs on Windows, Mac (Sierra and High Sierra no longer supported) and Linux.
  • Automatic extraction of metadata from PDF papers.
  • Back-up and synchronization across multiple computers and with a private online account.
  • PDF viewer with sticky notes, text highlighting and full-screen reading.
  • Full-text search across papers.
  • Smart filtering, tagging and automatic PDF file renaming.
  • Citations and bibliographies in Microsoft WordOpenOffice.org, and LibreOffice.
  • Import of documents and research papers from external websites (e.g., PubMedGoogle ScholarArxiv) via browser bookmarklet.
  • BibTeX export/file sync.
  • Private groups to collaboratively tag and annotate research papers.
  • Public groups to share reading lists.
  • Social networking features (newsfeeds, comments, profile pages, etc.).
  • Usage-based readership statistics about papers, authors and publications.
  • iPhone app.
  • iPad app.
  • Android app.

Mendeley at VU

Vanderbilt have an institutional license. Register with your Vanderbilt email and you will be automatically assigned a premium upgrade.

Compare Free Mendeley to Mendeley Institutional Edition:

 

Freemium

Institutional Edition 

Benefits for Researchers

Cite and Reference

Yes

Yes

Read and Annotate

Yes

Yes

Mendeley Suggest

Yes

Yes

Researcher Profile and Stats

Yes

Yes

Career Portal

Yes

Yes

Data repository

Yes

Yes

Personal Library storage space

2GB

100GB

Shared Library storage space

100MB

100GB

# Private groups

5

Unlimited

Private group size

25

100

Benefits for Institutions

Custom designed user awareness and adoption program

No

Yes

Institutional Homepage

No

Yes

Usage Analytics

No

Yes

Content consumption Analytics

No

Yes

Link resolver integration

No

Yes

Alumni Policy

No

Yes

Customer Support Service

Via Online only

Through Elsevier OSCS and Online, 24/5