Managing references : Mendeley Table of Contents п‚§ Why use a reference management software? п‚§ What is reference management software? п‚§ Mendeley features and functionality Typical researcher writing a paperвЂ¦ Source: flickr/toennessen Problem statementвЂ¦ Your topic: article article article article Your paper citations book book conference conference conference paper paper paper вЂў Lots of typing вЂў Lost references вЂў Mistakes reference list/bibliography Use a reference management tool! article article article article Your article citations book book conference conference paper conference paper paper EndNoteWeb Mendeley Etc. reference list/bibliography Reference management softwares Tools that help scholars to create and manage their lists of references for research projects. Most tools are designed to organize citations into specific formats for the preparation of manuscripts and bibliographies. Many search tools provide ways to download references into reference management tools. This is a comparison of selected Reference management softwares. What is Mendeley? Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. Syncs Desktop & Web applications Desktop вЂ“ a free academic software to manage, share, read, annotate and cite your research papers Web - a research network to manage your papers online, discover research trends and statistics, and to connect to likeminded researchers This is the Web version of Mendeley which is used to manage your papers online. Tabbed menu or Resources Main menu or Function menu My Library/ Collections References References Collections Filters Desktop version of Mendeley which is used to manage, annotate and cite your research papers. Reference details The basic version of Mendeley Web is free with 2 GB Personal Web Space and 500 MB Shared Web Space You can also upgrade to their premium plans with additional storage and features for a fee. To register and use Mendeley, go to the following address: http://www.mendeley.com From the Mendeley homepage, you will see the Sign up & Download and Sign in box. Click on Sign up & Download to Register. You can also use your Facebook account to Sign in. Mendeley will automatically detect the operating system that you are using. Click Save so you can use the file again if you decide to install it in your other computers or laptops. If you decide to use your Facebook account to Sign in, you have to provide your email and password. To be able to share your profile and make it searchable to all users of Mendeley, you should verify your account. Open the email address that you use during the sign up/registration. Click on the URL or the link provided in the email to verify your Mendeley account. After clicking on the URL or link, you will be sent to this page that verifies your account. Exercise 1 1. Open your preferred web browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) 2. Go to the website: www.mendeley.com 3. Sign up for an account and download the Mendeley Desktop. Creating your Mendeley Library There are several ways: вЂў Add a PDF вЂў Add a folder of PDFs вЂў Drag and drop PDFs in Mendeley Desktop вЂў Import/export to and from other reference management software вЂў Add reference manually вЂў Watch folders to automatically add PDFs to Mendeley Desktop вЂў One-click Web Importer вЂў Search references within the Mendeley website Click Add Files, browse to the location of the pdf then, click the Open button. This slide shows that the pdf has been added to your library. Mendeley will attempt to automatically detect the document details (bibliographic data). Any documents whose details Mendeley is uncertain about will be added to the Reference details section for manual verification. Click Add Folder, browse to the location of the folder then, click the Ok button. This slide shows that all PDFs have been added to your library. Two were added. Mendeley will attempt to automatically detect the document details (bibliographic data). Any documents whose details Mendeley is uncertain about will be added to the Needs Review section for manual verification. Drag & drop PDFs here to add them to your library. Export and Import to and from other reference management software Add Entry manually lets you add references to Mendeley Desktop by completing a form. Exercise 2 1. Log in to your Mendeley Web account then click the Papers tab. 2. In the search box, search for the article: The scientific foundation for tobacco harm reduction, 2006-2011 by Brad Rodu 3. Save it to your library. 4. Open your Mendeley Desktop and click Sync. The article should be displayed. Exercise 3 1. In Mendeley Desktop, click File - Add Entry Manually. 2. Select Book and enter the following: Title: Tuberculosis Control in the Western Pacific Region 2010 Report Author: World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific Publisher and publication date: WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2011. 3. Click Save. Exercise 4 1. Download the following article and save to your desktop: Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis today by A Matteelli et al. Click to get full text pdf 2. Drag and drop the pdf file in the Reference section of your Mendeley Desktop. 3. Review the details of the article before clicking the button - Details are Collect. Exercise 5 1. Try to export any of your references from the reference management software which you are currently using (i.e., BibTeX, EndNote, RIS and Zotero). Then Save it in your desktop. 2. In Mendeley Desktop, click File вЂ“ Import вЂ“ [Choose the format of the exported file] and then locate the file you exported then click Open.