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Introduction to Mendeley

Course Details

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research library, collaborate with others online, and discover other relevant papers based on what you are reading. You can install Mendeley on multiple computers (Windows, Mac, or Linux) as well as access your papers from anywhere online via Mendeley Web. Mendeley includes a powerful PDF reader which allows you to add highlights and notes to documents and share them with your collaborators. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops to class.


  • Learn how to import data into Mendeley
  • Learn how and why to use Mendeley’s PDF viewer
  • Learn how to use Mendeley Web to collaborate with other researchers and discover new publications
  • Learn how to insert and format citations and bibliographies in Microsoft Word using Mendeley


Basic computing skills

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