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Mendeley is a cross platform research management tool for desktop & web.

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Sign up to:

    * Import papers from other sites
    * Share resources with fellow researchers
    * Network to find new contacts
    * Synchronize your library across computers
    * Manage your research library online

If you really don't want a Mendeley Web account you can still download Mendeley Desktop

Create your Digital Library (Bibliography Repository)

The first thing to do is to import your research papers into Mendeley Desktop. You can do this manually by using the "Add Document" button on the interface or you can import existing EndNote XML, RIS, or BibTex files.

You can also drag and drop your PDFs into Mendeley Desktop, where it will then extract the documents' metadata, keywords and cited references. It also looks up Cross-Ref DOIs, arXiv IDs and PubMed metadata automatically.

Your library of research papers will all be neatly and intuitively organized. You can search through your bibliography manager and filter by author, journal, keywords and even by assigning your own tags. This gives you immediate and quick access to your documents. Mendeley will even suggest papers not in your library which are similar in content or context.

To make life even easier, Mendeley can also take care of renaming your papers to more user-friendly file names. The bibliography manager can automatically rename all of your files to the same name format such as "Author - Title.pdf", making it even easier to manage your research papers. There is also the folder monitoring tool, which allows Mendeley Desktop to automatically import any new files that you place into your selected folders.

You can access your Mendeley bibliography from any computer by having an online account. This means that whatever operating system you are using and wherever you are in the world, you can manipulate your bibliography and access it with ease.

# Gather research papers from everywhere
Gather Papers from everywhere

Drag and drop the Bookmarklet into your browser bar and then use it whenever you want to store a document. This means that you don't have to go through the trouble of downloading a copy and then uploading it manually into your digital library.

With just one click of this button, Mendeley automatically imports the document metadata, citations and any PDF files where available. All of this information is stored directly to your Mendeley library.

This is especially useful for those moments when you need to collect a lot of papers, and quickly. Mendeley Desktop will also back up everything into your online bibliography which you can access and manage from anywhere.

You can capture papers from the following services:

    * ACM Portal
    * Amazon
    * arXiv
    * CiteseerX
    * EBSCO
    * Google BookSearch
    * Google Scholar
    * IEEE Xplore
    * IngentaConnect
    * ISI Web of Knowledge
    * JSTOR
    * NASA ADS
    * PLoS
    * PubMed
    * ScienceDirect
    * SpringerLink
    * Wiley InterScience
    * WorldCat

# Build your academic network of fellow researchers
Build your network of fellow researchers

The research network is made up of all the other Mendeley users. You will find that many have research interests similar to yours. You can connect and share ideas, papers, experiences and much more. You can conduct a people search or find other researchers connected to your specialist area through your current contacts too. You can also start off by inviting your colleagues and friends who work in the same research area.

# Share research papers
Collaborate, share and discover

By inviting your friends or research group even, you can use the Shared Groups tool so that you have an easy platform to share information on. You can drag and drop any documents of interest in there and they are then available to your group for viewing or collective annotating.

The network also provides access to a vast database of research papers. Many of these are free to download so you will be able to add these to your library easily and efficiently. Papers found in libraries of your fellow researchers will no doubt be of use to you. This is a fantastic way to learn about new trends and research in your academic speciality.

# Explore research trends
Explore research trends and statistics

Mendeley allows you to discover and aggregate anonymous statistics about research trends. You can view the most popular authors, papers, journals and tags in your academic discipline, and discover interesting statistics about your own research paper library. These include viewing the number of papers by specific authors, most frequently used tags, the number of articles in your library, the number of authors and the number of references cited by these papers. You can also view your top publication outlets by topic. These statistics allow you to have a good overview of what your research habits and priorities are at this time.

Get Mendeley Desktop for your operating system:

Windows Windows XP/Vista
Comes with the Word and OpenOffice plugin.
Currently we support XP and Vista.

Apple Mac Mac OSX 10.4+
Currently we support Mac OSX "Tiger" version 10.4+

Linux Generic Linux (32 bit)
Generic Linux (64 bit)
The 'generic' packages are designed to work on as many linux-based systems as possible — root privileges are not required to install.


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